A Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) Assembly member has said that John Larkin's proposal is effectively a general amnesty, which is not acceptable:
This would amount to a blanket amnesty and the SDLP do not believe that this would be acceptable.
The international view, also held by the United Nations, is that general amnesty is not the correct way of proceeding in a post conflict situation.
The SDLP's primary concern is for victims and survivors of state and paramilitary violence. They are entitled to justice irrespective of the lapse of time.
It is very important to consider such a dramatic policy change from the point of view of those who have suffered.
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