Free Public Lecture Series – (In)Security, Surveillance and the State

8th Mar 2012, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Edge Hill University

Finucane – Pat Finucane: Collusion and the Struggle for Truth and Justice

John Finucane is a
Belfast-based solicitor and son of prominent human rights lawyer, Pat Finucane,
who was shot dead by loyalists in collusion with British Security Forces in
1989. John campaigns with his mother and Pat’s widow, Geraldine and other members
of the Finucane family and supporters for a full public inquiry into Pat
Finucane’s death.

1989 the leading human rights lawyer, Pat Finucane, was shot dead by loyalist
paramilitaries in front of his family in their Belfast home. Since then, Pat’s
family has campaigned tirelessly for the full truth of British security
force collusion and involvement in his death to be revealed. Following an
agreement between the British and Irish Governments, an initial inquiry held
in 2004 by retired Canadian judge Peter Cory, found evidence of state collusion
in the murder of Pat Finucane and recommended a full public inquiry be held. In
October 2011 David Cameron invited the Finucane family to Downing Street to
tell them that he was putting in place a review and that no public inquiry
would be held. John Finucane, Pat Finucane’s son and himself now a lawyer, will
talk about the importance of his father’s case, the significance of state
collusion and why the family’s long fight for truth and justice goes on.


  • 5.30pm – Arrival
  • 6.30pm – Lecture
  • 7.30pm – Drinks and networking


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