Joint Subcommittee Briefing and Hearing: The Northern Ireland Peace Process Today: Attempting to Deal with the Past

Opening Statements

Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
[full text of opening statement]


Panel I

The Honorable Richard N. Haass
Panel of Parties in the Northern Ireland Executive
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Panel II

Ms. Geraldine Finucane
Wife of slain human rights attorney Patrick Finucane
[truth in testimony form]

Mr. Eugene Devlin
Victim of the Military Reaction Force
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Ms. Julia Hall
Expert on Criminal Justice and Counter-Terrorism in Europe
Amnesty International
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]


The Baroness Nuala O'Loan
(Former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland)
(Appearing via videoconference)
[full text of statement]

Briefing/hearing transcript (PDF)