The SHA outlines initiatives that were developed collectively by the Northern Ireland political parties to deal with the legacy of the conflict. The Consultation presents these initiatives in greater detail for wider society to consider before formal legislation is passed on these issues. The consultation is open from 11 May until 5pm on 10 September 2018.
It is important that this Consultation gathers the fullest possible range of views from the public.
HTR is offering a versatile range of resources to facilitate public engagement with the Consultation.
Documents: A simple aid booklet is available (hard copy and downloadable) which places the Consultation questions alongside corresponding pages of an existing HTR Resource document that explains the detail of the SHA. It offers a range of ‘points to consider’ in relation to each element of the SHA. There is also a more detailed aid (downloadable presentation) which explains aspects of the proposed legislation, encouraging greater depth and expanding on the ‘points to consider’.
Facilitators: HTR has a team of trained facilitators who are available to assist organisations or groups of people todiscuss the issues involved and to make a considered response to the Consultation. If you wish to engage with a facilitator, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Events: There will also be a number of HTR events to explore different aspects of the Consultation.
As an organisation that has spent the last two decades vigorously examining issues of dealing with the past relating to our conflict, HTR encourages everyone to take part in this Consultation. How we deal with the legacy of violent conflict concerns us all: this is about how we come to terms with the past, live together peacefully, and build a better future where all can flourish.
Additional options for further support are highlighted in the Consultation documents: please refer to the Victims and Survivors Service (www.victimsservice.org) and Commission for Victims and Survivors (www.cvsni.org) for more information.