Cory letter on Finucane case

The British government was this week publicly accused by Dublin of reneging on its commitments in the peace process to hold a public inquiry into the murder of Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane.

The following is the text of the letter sent by Canadian Judge Peter Cory, who reported on the case last year on behalf of the two governments, to Chris Smith, the head of a US Congressional Committee which last week heard testimony on the case. The letter criticises new British legislation which attempts to keep parts of an inquiry secret.

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