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Collusion between Security Forces and Paramilitaries

  • summary
  • selected reading list
  • background information
  • chronology of main events in Stevens inquiries
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      Inquiry Reports

        12 December 2012 - Pat Finucane Review
        de Silva, Desmond. (2012). The Report of the Pat Finucane Review. The Rt Hon Sir Desmond de Silva QC. Volume I, (12 December 2012), [PDF; 42002KB]. London: The Stationery Office. ... [20592]
        de Silva, Desmond. (2012). Executive Summary and Principal Conclusions – The Report of the Pat Finucane Review. The Rt Hon Sir Desmond de Silva QC. Volume I, (12 December 2012), [PDF; 337KB]. Web: <http://www.patfinucanereview.org/> ... [20593]

        23 May 2011 - Nelson Inquiry Report
        Morland, Michael., Strachan, Valerie., and Burden, Anthony. (2011). The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry Report, (HC 947), (23 May 2011), (Morland Report), [PDF; 3513KB]. London: The Stationery Office (TSO).

        14 September 2010 – Wright Inquiry Report
        MacLean, Lord., Coyle, Andrew., and Oliver, John. (2010). The Billy Wright Inquiry - Report, (HC 431), (14 September 2010), (MacLean Report), [PDF; 4963KB]. London: The Stationery Office (TSO).

        12 March 2010 – Hamill Inquiry Interim Report
        Jowitt, Edwin., Richardson, Kathleen., and Evans, John. (2010). Interim Report by the Robert Hamill Inquiry to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, (dated 28 January 2010, released 12 March 2010), [PDF; 99KB]. Belfast: Robert Hamill Inquiry.

        2003-2004 – Cory Collusion Inquiry Reports
        (Final four reports published by British government on 1 April 2004).

        Cory, Peter. (2003a). Cory Collusion Inquiry Report: Chief Superintendent Breen and Superintendent Buchanan, (delivered 7 October 2003; published 18 December 2003), [PDF File; 252KB]. Dublin: Department for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. [Report 1 of 6]

        Cory, Peter. (2003b). Cory Collusion Inquiry Report: Patrick Finucane, (Delivered 7 October 2003; Published 1 April 2004), [PDF File; 589KB]. London: HMSO / The Stationery Office (TSO). [Report 2 of 6]

        Cory, Peter. (2003c). Cory Collusion Inquiry Report: Lord Justice Gibson and Lady Gibson, (delivered 7 October 2003; published 18 December 2003), [PDF File; 232KB]. Dublin: Department for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. [Report 3 of 6]

        Cory, Peter. (2003d). Cory Collusion Inquiry Report: Robert Hamill, (Delivered 7 October 2003; Published 1 April 2004), [PDF File; 424KB]. London: HMSO / The Stationery Office (TSO). [Report 4 of 6]
        ... Robert Hamill Report Appendix A, [PDF File; 2218KB]
        ... Robert Hamill Report Appendix B, [PDF File; 787KB]

        Cory, Peter. (2003e). Cory Collusion Inquiry Report: Rosemary Nelson, (Delivered 7 October 2003; Published 1 April 2004), [PDF File; 510KB]. London: HMSO / The Stationery Office (TSO). [Report 5 of 6]
        ... Rosemary Nelson Report Appendix A & B, [PDF File; 1369KB]
        ... Rosemary Nelson Report Appendix C, [PDF File; 283KB]
        ... Rosemary Nelson Report Appendix D, [PDF File; 2771KB]
        ... Rosemary Nelson Report Appendix D continued, [PDF File; 4641KB]

        Cory, Peter. (2003f). Cory Collusion Inquiry Report: Billy Wright, (Delivered 7 October 2003; Published 1 April 2004), [PDF File; 553KB]. London: HMSO / The Stationery Office (TSO). [Report 6 of 6]
        ... Billy Wright Report Appendix A & B, [PDF File; 963KB]
        ... Billy Wright Report Appendix C, [PDF File; 634KB]

        29 October 2003 – Dublin and Monaghan Bombings Inquiry
        Barron, Henry. (2003). The Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings, (Presented to an Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, on 29 October 2003; Published 10 December 2003), [PDF File; 1,922KB]. Dublin: Department of the Taoiseach.

        17 April 2003 – Stevens Inquiry 3
        Stevens, John. (2003). Stevens Enquiry: Overview and Recommendations, [Stevens Enquiry 3], (17 April 2003), [By Sir John Stevens QPM, DL, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service]. Belfast: Stevens Enquiry. [This summary report was also made available as a PDF File; 243kb]

       

      British Irish Rights Watch. (1999). Deadly Intelligence: State involvement in Loyalist murder in Northern Ireland, (Summary). London: British Irish Rights Watch.

      British Military Intelligence. (1973). Subversion in the UDR (Ulster Defence Regiment), (August 1973). London: Public Record Office. [See also: Note]

      Bruce, Steve. (1992). 'The Nature of Pro-State Terrorism', in, The Red Hand - Protestant Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

      Cassel, Douglass., Kemp, Susie., Pigou, Piers., and Sawyer, Stephen. (2006). Report of the Independent International Panel on Alleged Collusion in Sectarian Killings in Northern Ireland, (dated October 2006), (published 6 November 2006), [PDF; 1188KB]. Notre Dame: Centre for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School.

      Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. (2002). Beyond Collusion: The UK Security Forces and the Murder of Pat Finucane, (12 February 2002), [PDF File; 324KB]. Washington: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

      Murray, Raymond. (1998). Extracts from: State Violence: Northern Ireland 1969-1997. Cork: Mercier Press.

      Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI). (2007). Investigative Report: Statement by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland on her investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Raymond McCord Junior and related matters, (Operation Ballast), (Monday 22 January 2007) , [PDF; 743KB]. Belfast: Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI).

      Sinn Féin. (1997). 'An Appalling Vista' Collusion: British Military Intelligence and Brian Nelson, A Case for an Independent Public Inquiry, (Submitted to British Government 21 December 1997). Belfast: Sinn Féin.

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