UK Authorities will ban prosecutions of paramilitaries and British Soldiers for actions taken during the Troubles. The upcoming legislation hopes to support a “truth and reconciliation” process, where both sides can talk about events without risk of prosecution.
Politicians on both sides of the Irish border have condemned a reported move to prevent future prosecutions over Troubles crimes. The UK Government is set to introduce a statute of limitations to stop people from being charged over incidents that occurred before the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement, according to reports today. Colum Eastwood, leader of the SDLP outlined his views.