Funding appeal for terror law reform

A Royal Ulster Constabulary police officer looking at the damage caused by the RIRA bomb in Omagh in 1998.
A Royal Ulster Constabulary police officer looking at the damage caused by the RIRA bomb in Omagh in 1998.

The firm which spearheaded the successful civil action against the Omagh bombers is leading a campaign to reform UK law in the interests of terror victims.

London-based McCue & Partners has represented thousands of victims worldwide in litigation cases led by partner Jason McCue, such as those against the Omagh bombers, Hamas and Muammar al-Gaddafi.

This latest campaign, led by partner Matt Jury, is working with MPs, the ‘Tackling Terrorism’ All-Party Parliamentary Group, and Northern Ireland group Innocent Victims United (IVU).

The firm now says it wishes to bring about “much-needed change to the law to allow UK victims of terrorism to bring terrorists their supporters and financiers to justice”.

On behalf of IVU, an umbrella organisation for 23 groups with a collective membership of over of 11,500 victims and survivors of terrorism throughout the UK, the firm wishes to raise £25,000 to conduct a comprehensive review of UK legislation and produce a policy paper to submit to government.

IVU spokesman Kenny Donaldson said the system has failed to meet victims’ needs across so many areas “whether that be justice and truth, compensation or practical support”.

He added: “This initiative is an attempt to bring focus to those issues, to enable legal arguments and pressure to come upon the government forcing it to finally step up to plate in providing for those who have borne such a heavy personal cost.”

To donate see:www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/take-down-terror