10 May 2022

Troubles Immunity: updated Northern Ireland reconciliation plans revealed

Policy Correspondent

Immunity for crimes committed during the Northern Ireland Troubles will depend on people co-operating with the new reconciliation body set up by the Government.

Last year, a bid to offer an amnesty for Troubles offences sparked almost universal outrage – now details outlined in the Queen’s speech show the Government has tweaked the proposals.

They’re aimed at providing better outcomes for victims, relatives and veterans but will the policy be any better received?