Snippet data - viewing only, no editing possible


Label

Field name

Field value


Sitting_Date

12/03/2014 12:00:00 AM


Sitting_Forum


Snippet Ref No

SnippetRefNo

C00500

Selected Quill

SnippetType

1

Saved Quill

SnippetType_C4D


Selected Quill

SnippetType_1

1

Speaker Name

IndxSpeakerName

Leyden, Terry

Business Category

IndxMainHeadCat

Order of Business

Sub Category

IndxSubTopic


Topic

IndxQHeadTopic


See Also

SeeAlso


Part1

TitlePart1


Part2

TitlePart2


Part3

TitlePart3


Volume

VolumeNo

236

Book No

BookNo

2

Pdf Ref

PdfPageRef

50

Default Business Index

IndexViewCategoryDefault

Order of Business

3 Part Title Business Index

IndexViewCategoryTitle


Default Topic Index

IndexViewCategoryDefaultSpeaker

Order of Business

3 Part Topic Index

IndexViewCategoryTitleSpeaker


Motion Code

MotionCode


Motion Title

MotionTitle


Stage

MotionStage


Amendment No

MotionAmendmentNo


Bill Code

BillCode


Bill Title

BillTitle


Stage

BillStage


Section

BillSection


Statement Code

StatementCode


Statement Title

StatementTitle


Stage

StatementStage


Hour Indicator

HourIndicator

Not applicable

Procedural Instruction

Procedural_Instruction

No

Debate Adjourned

DebateAdjourned

No

Question Askee

QAskee


Question Asker

QAsker


Question Department

QDept


Question ID

QID


Question Reference

QRef


Question Speaker PID

QSpeakerPID


Question Speaker PID To

QSpeakerPIDTo


Questions Asked

QUESTIONSASKED


Speaker Type

SpeakerType

1

Speaker Name

Senator

Senator Terry Leyden

Deputy


Minister


Witness


Chairman

An Cathaoirleach

ViceChairman

An Leas-Chathaoirleach

ActingChairmanD


ActingChairmanS


Speaker4Display

Speaker4Display

Senator Terry Leyden

Speaker

Speaker


SpeakerPID

SpeakerPID

TerryLeyden

SpeakerText

SpeakerText

Terry Leyden

OriginalUnidSnippet

OriginalUnidSnippet

CF3D46D2C44F460F80257DA3004E1242

LastModifiedSnippet

LastModifiedSnippet

07/20/2016 09:59:32 AM

TopicIndex1stCategoryValues

TopicIndex1stCategoryValues

Order of Business
Snippet Contents:

I agree with what Senator Ivana Bacik said on the decision by the Government yesterday to reopen the case on torture in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. I commend the Government under the former Taoiseach, Jack Lynch, former Minister for Justice, Des O'Malley and Paddy Hillery, who was then Minister for Foreign Affairs, who had the courage of their conviction to take the original case on behalf of people who were tortured in Northern Ireland. The case was inconclusive from the point of view that torture was considered not to have taken place. The RTE investigative unit, which has had its difficulties over the years, has proved very successful in regard to the case. Excellent work was done by RTE. As the public service broadcaster, RTE has the resources and ability to highlight the case. The outcome of the case could have international repercussions. I am delighted the Government had the courage of its convictions yesterday to make the decision, because the deadline is Thursday, 4 December. The outcome will be watched by people throughout the world, including those connected with Guantanamo Bay, which was used for the purpose of torture, yet which was concluded not to have taken place in that case. The Israelis will also be interested in the outcome of the case in terms of claims of torture by Palestine. The case is very serious. I wish the team representing the case success in the European Court of Human Rights. I hope the outcome will be a clear statement that torture was used in Northern Ireland. A degrading abuse of power was evident. People were thrown from a helicopter and were also assaulted. What went on in the northern part of this country was outrageous. I am pleased the Government has the courage of its convictions to follow up the case, irrespective of the outcome.