Kennedy welcomes launch of the Innocent Victims United Charter

Posted by
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Ulster Unionist Newry & Armagh MLA, Danny Kennedy sponsored the launch of the Innocent Victims United Charter at Parliament Buildings recently. Speaking after the launch, Danny said, “I was delighted to sponsor the launch of the Innocent Victims United (IVU) Charter in Parliament Buildings. IVU represents a significant number of innocent victims. “Their Charter for Innocent Victims provides a framework which IVU wish to see both the Assembly and society work to, to ensure that innocent victims needs are met and a better society built in Northern Ireland. Kennedy continued, “Sadly, the fact that IVU have had to produce their own Charter stresses the failure to deal with the past effectively. The current structures put in place to deal with the past are built on shaky foundations and innocent victims clearly do not feel they meet their requirements. “Most significantly perhaps is the opposition from Innocent Victims United to the building of a ‘Peace’ Centre at the former Maze Prison site. The Ulster Unionist Party supports the view that this site is the worst possible location to build such a centre. “It is also clear that we urgently need to see the development of a definition for an innocent victim/survivor of terrorism. The current definition is not acceptable with innocent victims and only serves to add to their trauma as they are placed on a par with terrorists. He added, “I would like to thank my Party leader, Mike Nesbitt MLA, along with my Party colleagues, Jim Nicholson MEP, Tom Elliott MLA & Sandra Overend MLA for their attendance and support at the launch.”
Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in