Scottish Chair Resigns

The Chair of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, Susan O’Brien QC has resigned. The Deputy First Minister has written to parliament advising he had already initiated a formal process which could have led to removal of the chair from her post. Continue reading

HIA starts hearing Kincora evidence

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) will start hearing evidence into allegations of abuse in Kincora.

This follows the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland last week rejecting the Judicial Review application by Gary Hoy, a former resident of Kincora Home.

The Module will open today (31 May) and former residents and staff are likely to be called to give evidence.  It is also believed that MI5 and MI6 have agreed to participate although it is not clear if they will provide direct evidence.


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Written by Fintan Canavan, partner

Overlap between Inquiries

As five key inquiries proceed in to matters relating to child sexual abuse there is clearly potential for overlap and the need for organisations to prepare to be involved in more than one Inquiry. Equally some victims may wish to participate in more than one or a different Inquiry. A former resident of the Kincora boys home in Northern Ireland wanted just that.

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