Why an Inquiry into the Sallins Case?

  • Because the State has no right to hide the Truth

  • Because the State is in breach of international law by not holding a public inquiry

According to the United Nations there is an ongoing obligation on the Irish Government to conduct an independent inquiry into the Sallins Case, irrespective of the passage of time or of ‘compensation’ paid. The Irish Government signed up to this in 1975.

The torture endured in the Sallins Case was both physical and mental and directly affected the personality physically and mentally. And still does.

 

What is the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

Adopted in 1948, this is generally agreed to be the foundation of international human rights law. According to the United Nations and the European Union there is an ongoing obligation on the Irish Government to conduct an independent inquiry into the Sallins Case, irrespective of the passage of time or of ‘compensation’ paid.

                    19 Breaches to the UN Convention in the Sallins Case:

Art 2: Entitlement to rights without distinction on the basis of political Opinion.

Art 3: Right to life, liberty and security.

Art 5: Freedom from torture inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Art 7: No discrimination before the law

Art 8. Provide an effective remedy

Art 9:  No arbitrary arrest/detention

Art 10: Fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal.

Art 11: Presumption of innocence

Art 12: No interference with privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon honor and reputation.

Art 13: Freedom of movement

Art 16: Protection of the family

Art 18: The right to freedom of thought, conscience

Art 19: Freedom of opinion and expression

Art 20: Freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Art 21: Freedom to take part in government.

Art 22: Free development of personality

Art 23: Right to work

Art 28: No denial of social order

Art 29: Full development of personality

Nineteen reasons to hold a public inquiry.

ECHR judges

10 BREACHES OF EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The European Court of Human Rights is the court of law of the Council of Europe. It is based in Strasbourg, France. Set up in 1959, the Court ensures that Member States of the Council of Europe respect the rights and guarantees set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. Ireland is a member.

The Sallins Corruption Case and the ongoing cover up clearly breach the following:

ARTICLE 1 Right to life (by driving someone towards suicide.)

ARTICLE 3 Prohibition of torture.

ARTICLE 5 Right to liberty and security.

ARTICLE 6 Right to a fair trial.

ARTICLE 8 Right to respect for private and family life.

ARTICLE 9 Freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

ARTICLE 10 Freedom of expression.

ARTICLE 11 Freedom of assembly and association.

ARTICLE 13 Right to an effective remedy.

ARTICLE 14 Prohibition of discrimination.

Ten more reasons to hold a public inquiry. 

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