Meeting honours Rosemary Nelson – “THE TRUEST OF LAWYERS”

“She (Rosemary Nelson) was the truest of lawyers because she stood for one of the fundamentals, that everyone is equal before the law.” (Article 20, “Everyone is equal before the law”, of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: https://goo.gl/GFJp5G )

‘”Her practice is a reminder to us lawyers that one of our functions is to give a voice to the voiceless,” he said.’

Chairman of the Bar Council Mr John McMenamin.

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Additional information relating to Rosemary Nelson can be found in the message-text of an email sent yesterday (April 4th 2018) to Dr David Cheyne GP.

A copy of the full message-text of the email can be found in the sections below.

A slightly edited copy of the full email, which was sent to, among others, a selection of public officials in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the European Union, and the United States of America, can be viewed at:
http://www.humanrightsireland.com/DrDavidCheyneGP/4April2018/Gmail.html

There is also an unedited “Gmail PDF” copy at:
http://www.humanrightsireland.com/DrDavidCheyneGP/4April2018/Gmail.pdf

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HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PETITION ON BEHALF OF JULIAN ASSANGE

“Human rights activists including Noam Chomsky, John Pilger and Pamela Anderson have published an open letter demanding that the Ecuadorian government restore Julian Assange’s freedom of speech.”

RT Published time: 31 March 2018 13:48, at:
https://www.rt.com/news/422860-assange-open-letter-reconnect/

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“John Pilger: Blocking internet access for Julian Assange is a war on freedom of speech”:

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CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
(which came fully into force in December 2009)

Article 11

Freedom of expression and information

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.

2. The freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected.

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Article 41

Right to good administration

1. Every person has the right to have his or her affairs handled impartially, fairly and within a reasonable time by the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union.

2. This right includes:

(a)

the right of every person to be heard, before any individual measure which would affect him or her adversely is taken;

(b)

the right of every person to have access to his or her file, while respecting the legitimate interests of confidentiality and of professional and business secrecy;

(c)

the obligation of the administration to give reasons for its decisions.

3. Every person has the right to have the Union make good any damage caused by its institutions or by its servants in the performance of their duties, in accordance with the general principles common to the laws of the Member States.

4. Every person may write to the institutions of the Union in one of the languages of the Treaties and must have an answer in the same language.

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PREAMBLE

CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission solemnly proclaim the following text as the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

The peoples of Europe, in creating an ever closer union among them, are resolved to share a peaceful future based on common values.

Conscious of its spiritual and moral heritage, the Union is founded on the indivisible, universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity; it is based on the principles of democracy and the rule of law. It places the individual at the heart of its activities, by establishing the citizenship of the Union and by creating an area of freedom, security and justice.

The Union contributes to the preservation and to the development of these common values while respecting the diversity of the cultures and traditions of the peoples of Europe as well as the national identities of the Member States and the organisation of their public authorities at national, regional and local levels; it seeks to promote balanced and sustainable development and ensures free movement of persons, services, goods and capital, and the freedom of establishment.

To this end, it is necessary to strengthen the protection of fundamental rights in the light of changes in society, social progress and scientific and technological developments by making those rights more visible in a Charter.

This Charter reaffirms, with due regard for the powers and tasks of the Union and for the principle of subsidiarity, the rights as they result, in particular, from the constitutional traditions and international obligations common to the Member States, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Social Charters adopted by the Union and by the Council of Europe and the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and of the European Court of Human Rights. In this context the Charter will be interpreted by the courts of the Union and the Member States with due regard to the explanations prepared under the authority of the Praesidium of the Convention which drafted the Charter and updated under the responsibility of the Praesidium of the European Convention.

Enjoyment of these rights entails responsibilities and duties with regard to other persons, to the human community and to future generations.

The Union therefore recognises the rights, freedoms and principles set out hereafter.

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The full text of the CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION can be viewed at:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:12012P/TXT

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RELATED GOOGLE LISTING:

UK Prime Minister Theresa May MP, CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, William Finnerty:
https://goo.gl/2WzFtz

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“IF YOU DON’T DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS
WHO WILL DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS?”
(Murdered Human Rights Lawyer Rosemary Nelson):

http://www.humanrightsireland.com/index.htm#26March2018

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Posthumous Award

“In 2004, the Cory Collusion Inquiry recommended that the UK Government hold an inquiry into the circumstances of Nelson’s death. Nelson was posthumously awarded the Train Foundation’s Civil Courage Prize, which recognises “extraordinary heroes of conscience”.[15]”

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary_Nelson

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“INCREASED DEVOTION TO THAT CAUSE”

” — that from these honoured dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead SHALL NOT have died in vain — ”

From: http://www.humanrightsireland.com/FACEBOOK/26February2016/GeneralElection.htm#TheGreatTask

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Human Rights Ireland: http://www.humanrightsireland.com

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ATTACHED:
(Photograph of Human Rights Lawyer Rosemarie Nelson RIP)

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RELATED FACEBOOK PUBLICATIONS
http://www.humanrightsireland.com/index.htm#4April2018

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RELATED COMMENTS FROM IRISH TIMES ARTICLE:

‘Mr John McMenamin, chairman of the Bar Council, said Rosemary Nelson did not represent the rich, the successful or the famous, but chose to represent those profoundly alienated from the state structures in Northern Ireland.’

‘”Her practice is a reminder to us lawyers that one of our functions is to give a voice to the voiceless,” he said. She was the truest of lawyers because she stood for one of the fundamentals, that everyone is equal before the law.’

From: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/meeting-honours-rosemary-nelson-1.196208

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Human Rights Lawyer Rosemarie Nelson RIP

With many thanks to the: Traitor Republic.

The story from the Irish Times.

Rosemary Nelson knew she was in danger, London-based solicitor Ms Gareth Peirce told a memorial meeting for the murdered solicitor…

Rosemary Nelson knew she was in danger, London-based solicitor Ms Gareth Peirce told a memorial meeting for the murdered solicitor in Dublin last night. The meeting was attended by the Minister for Justice, Mr O’Donoghue, and the Attorney General, Mr David Byrne.

“She knew what she was risking. She could have stopped,” Ms Peirce said. “She wasn’t sackcloth and ashes. She was funny, she was witty.”

Mr John McMenamin, chairman of the Bar Council, said Rosemary Nelson did not represent the rich, the successful or the famous, but chose to represent those profoundly alienated from the state structures in Northern Ireland.

“Her practice is a reminder to us lawyers that one of our functions is to give a voice to the voiceless,” he said. She was the truest of lawyers because she stood for one of the fundamentals, that everyone is equal before the law.

“Many people, including the Nelson family, are deeply sceptical that the RUC is the appropriate body to investigate the murder of a woman who was routinely and repeatedly threatened with death by members of that same force,” said Mr Pat O’Connor, president of the Law Society. He said that this was one of the factors which led the Law Society to call for an independent investigation into the murder of Pat Finucane, and to ensure that the investigation into Rosemary Nelson’s murder was carried out to the highest possible standards.

Mr Pat Mageean, a colleague of Rosemary Nelson on the Committee for the Administration of Justice in Northern Ireland, said she was not killed because of her politics or because of her religion, but because she was good at her job.

Mr Michael Farrell, co-chairman of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, which organised the event, said: “If the security forces are not prepared to accept the role allocated to lawyers in our system, we are very little removed from a police state.”

A billboard campaign demanding an independent investigation and judicial inquiry into the murder of Rosemary Nelson was launched yesterday in Belfast. A mobile advertisement toured the city bearing the words: “Mr Blair and Mr Ahern: If you don’t defend human rights lawyers, who will defend human rights?”

Last night at a dinner in New York, Ms Padraigin Drinan of the Rosemary Nelson Campaign accepted an award on Ms Nelson’s behalf presented by the International League of Jurists.

With many thanks to: The Sunday Times and The Times for the origional story.

 

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