Press Release on behalf of the Finucane family
7th December 2011 --
On 11 October 2011, the Finucane family were informed by David Cameron at 10
Downing Street, that he would not hold a public inquiry into the murder of Pat
Instead he ordered a review of the papers in the case and appointed
Sir Desmond de Silva QC to carry out the review.
After considering their position and the various options, the family have
decided to take legal action.
The family have instructed their solicitors, Madden & Finucane, to take a
Judicial Review challenging the Cameron decision.
The legal papers will be
lodged in the High Court in Belfast next week when a date for hearing will be
Geraldine Finucane said,
"Not for the first time have we had to resort to legal
proceedings to vindicate our legal rights.
It is clear that the British
Government have cynically reneged on the commitment made at Weston Park.
Cameron decision is also incompatible with Article 2 of the European Convention
on Human Rights (the right to life).
We take the view that the decision
not to hold a public judicial inquiry is just another obstacle which we will
have to overcome.
We are determined to get to the truth surrounding my husband's
Our campaign will continue."