Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

Irish Government rejects UN Rapporteur’s recommendations on Corrib Policing

Screen Shot 2014-03-23 at 20.19.13

Extracts from a Shell to Sea News Release dated 30 April 2014

In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2013, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “Investigate all allegation and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner.” Ms Sekaggya’s recommendations were echoed earlier this year by Archbishop Desmond Tutu who supported the call for an independent inquiry into the policing of Corrib.

However earlier this month Minister for Justice Alan Shatter rejected the recommendation saying “I do not see a necessity for an independent inquiry into the policing operation in north County Mayo.”

Terence Conway of Shell-to-Sea states “Bearing in mind the cosy relationship that Alan Shatter enjoyed with the former Garda Commissioner, his hostile reaction to the Garda whistle-blowers and now his rejection of the recommendation by the UN rapporteur for an independent investigation into the policing of the Corrib Gas dispute, it is clear he is quite happy for corruption and human rights abuses to go unchecked within the Gardaí.”

FULL NEWS RELEASE

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: