A delegation from the Michael McKevitt Justice Campaign met with Special Rapporteur Mr. Ambeyi Ligabo in Geneva on Monday, 26th March. The delegation was led by Belfast human rights solicitor Kevin Winters accompanied by Mons. Raymond Murray, Fr. Des Wilson, Ms. Noelle Ryan, Marcella Sands and Bernadette Sands-McKevitt, wife of Michael.
Marcella and Bernadette had previously met with SR Ligabo in Dublin 2006, at the 8th Annual Human Rights conference, where they raised the issues central to the Michael McKevitt Justice Campaign.
The Geneva meeting was hailed by all as a great success. The delegation were assured by SR Ligabo that he will initiate an investigation into the McKevitt case. In addition, a request made by Fr. Des Wilson for observers to attend forthcoming hearings was responded to positively.