Members of the Michael McKevitt Justice Campaign highlight their case at the 8th Annual NGO Forum on Human Rights
Marcella Sands, Bernadette Sands-McKevitt and Carol McKevitt attended the 8th Annual NGO Forum held in Dublin 24/6/06. Marcella Sands who spoke during the questions and answers sessions stated that the purpose of her being there was to inform the participants about the injustice of Michael McKevitt’s case. She pointed out to the panel that a number of questions remained unanswered in this case, in particular who authorized MI5 to operate in this state and what was meant by the DPP statement at Michael’s appeal that ‘international relationships would be affected if he were freed.’ Marcella stated: “We will be going to Europe with this case. I would like a pledge from this panel that they will read this book about the case as we will be in contact with you shortly.”
Representations were also made to number of individuals including Mr. Conor Lenihan, Minister of State for Development Co-operation and Human Rights, Ms. Erika Feller Assistant UN High Commissioner for Protection with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Mr. Ambeyi Ligabo UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right of Opinion and Expression.