UN Rapporteur Pressed On NI Judges Criticism

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UN RAPPORTEUR PRESSED ON NI JUDGES CRITICISM

The Celtic League has asked the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers what steps she has taken to investigate criticism by Ministers in the Northern Ireland Government of decisions made by Judges in the Northern Ireland High Court. (Text below):

“Mrs. Gabriela Knaul,
Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
United Nations Office at Geneva
8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

27/05/13

Dear Mrs Knaul,

I refer to criticisms articulated in February/March of this year by the Ministers of the Northern Ireland Government over decisions made by Judges in the Northern Ireland High Court.

I would be grateful if your Office could advise if you have previously been made aware of these attacks on the independence of judges and if so what steps you have taken to raise the matter with the United Kingdom government.

J B Moffatt (Mr)

Director of Information
Celtic League”

Related links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21689338
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/21689567

27/05/13

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information

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