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THE VARIED CULTURE OF DEMOCRACY TODAY



THE VARIED CULTURE OF DEMOCRACY TODAY

THE VARIED CULTURE OF DEMOCRACY TODAY By Jason McCue, 29 Sept 2016 Has Boris seen the light in respect of Turkey or did he just like the look of their washing machines that they pulled out of their pockets?  It was pleasing to see our new Foreign Secretary dash from the United Nations General Assembly to Ankara.  Let’s hope he, a Turk and a card, went and returned with a new perspective on Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, different from the one he penned in his humorous ode to the Turkish President earlier in the year. Perhaps, like my own experience at the UNGA, he witnessed the chaos of the world, as each crisis around the globe bared its soul.  What was on show was the dangers of IS, civil war, coup d’états, and Arab Springs in conjunction with prevailing western puritanical policy views of democracy, on world pivotal states, whether they be ancient or fledgling.  It was self-evident but not discussed that a wholesale global rethink on strategy, foreign policy and “what is democracy” is required by the international community. Simply put, we must redefine our attitudes on democracy. Liberalism has been hijacked by puritanism.  We must be better satisfied with “cultural...

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Jean McConville’s Daughter instructs McCue & Partners to explore civil action options against Gerry Adams and others



Jean McConville’s Daughter instructs McCue & Partners to explore civil action options against Gerry Adams and others

PRESS RELEASE Jean McConville’s Daughter instructs McCue & Partners to explore civil action options against Gerry Adams and others London, UK, 30 September 2015 McCue & Partners Lawyers have been instructed by Helen McKendry, the daughter of Jean McConville, to determine the possibility of bringing a civil action against those allegedly responsible for Ms McConville’s kidnapping, disappearance and murder in 1972. McCue and Partners are known for the successful prosecution in civil proceedings of the Omagh Bombers that resulted in the award of £1.6 million to the families of their victims. A representative said: “The family have waited patiently for the DPP decision. They now wish to determine whether other judicial avenues are open to them to secure justice and accountability for Jean’s murder.” For further information please contact: Toby Burnham [email protected] +44 7990 555...

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McCue & Partners Privileged to Represent Families of British Soldiers in Legal Challenge to Chilcot



McCue & Partners Privileged to Represent Families of British Soldiers in Legal Challenge to Chilcot

McCue & Partners LLP is privileged to represent the families of British military service personnel who perished while serving their country during the Second Iraq War (2003-2009).  The families now intend to bring legal action against the Iraq Inquiry, led by Sir John Chilcot, for its continued failure to publish its final report into the War. The Families’ Case The families are seeking a court order that Inquiry’s behaviour is unlawful. Their case is that Sir John has misinterpreted both the need for and extent of the Maxwellisation process. Moreover, Sir John may have even misapplied his own witness protocol which, read strictly, permits each witness an (singular) opportunity to make representations.  However, from Sir John’s public statements, it is apparent that some witnesses may be engaging in lengthy correspondence with the Inquiry. All of this comes at the cost of the families who, more than ten years after the commencement of the War and four years since the Inquiry concluded taking evidence, are still awaiting answers.  It seems that Sir John is unfairly prioritising the interests of senior politicians, senior civil servants and senior members of the armed...

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Jason McCue featured as a speaker in the TOP 10 TED TALKS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE by Criminal Justice Pursuit.



Jason McCue featured as a speaker in the TOP 10 TED TALKS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE by Criminal Justice Pursuit.

McCue & Partners is proud to learn that its Senior Partner Jason McCue is featured as a speaker in the TOP 10 TED TALKS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE by Criminal Justice Pursuit.  You can visit their site here:  http://criminaljusticepursuit.com/blog

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Sunday Telegraph 25/07/15 – Terror victims demand Tony Blair testify to MPs over Gaddafi deal



Sunday Telegraph 25/07/15 – Terror victims demand Tony Blair testify to MPs over Gaddafi deal

McCue & Partners has successfully called for a Parliamentary Inquiry into why its clients, UK victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terror attacks, have not received compensation from Libya. The Commons’ Northern Ireland affairs committee will begin its inquiry in September into the lack of compensation from Libya for UK victims of IRA attacks, which were facilitated in the 1970s and 80s by the Gaddafi regime supplying the plastic explosive Semtex and other weapons. In 2008, as a result of bilateral agreement between the US and Libya, compensation was paid to US victims of Libyan terrorist attacks in 2008 but UK victims were excluded from the deal. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is accused of intervening in negotiations between Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and President George Bush that led to American citizens receiving compensation andUK victims receiving nothing. Matthew Jury, Managing Partner of McCue & Partners, said: “The committee has called for questions to be answered by the Government about why UK victims were excluded from the settlement agreement with Libya – an agreement that compensated US nationals, but left our victims with nothing and denied...

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Sunday Telegraph 29/03/15 – IRA victims see hope of payout dashed



Sunday Telegraph 29/03/15 – IRA victims see hope of payout dashed

Terror victims had sued Libya for billions of pounds for supplying weapons and explosives to the IRA – but have found their claims scuppered by a backroom deal

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Sunday Telegraph 13/07/14 – PM’s aide heads to Libya to seek payout for IRA victims



Sunday Telegraph 13/07/14 – PM’s aide heads to Libya to seek payout for IRA victims

Sir Kim Darroch, David Cameron’s national security adviser, is expected in Tripoli to begin negotiations over compensation for British victims of Libyan-sponsored terrorism.

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Sunday Telegraph 11/05/14 – IRA victims call for payouts from Gaddafi wealth



Sunday Telegraph 11/05/14 – IRA victims call for payouts from Gaddafi wealth

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism are asking the Government to use Muammar Gaddafi’s frozen assets to pay them the compensation they should have received while the dictator was alive.

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Sunday Telegraph 04/05/14 – ‘Victims of IRA deserve payouts’: Cameron launches bid for compensation



Sunday Telegraph 04/05/14 – ‘Victims of IRA deserve payouts’: Cameron launches bid for compensation

McCue & Partners welcomes the news that, after a long campaign, the Prime Minister has now agreed to meet with our Clients, UK victims of Libyan IRA terrorism who, for so long, have been denied justice and compensation.  We are encouraged also by the Prime Minister’s assurance that officials are working to progress the matter.

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BBC Radio Ulster 27/01/14 – Blair could be liable for damages over IRA compensation deal



BBC Radio Ulster 27/01/14 – Blair could be liable for damages over IRA compensation deal

Listen to our Managing Partner, Matt Jury, discuss with BBC Radio Ulster how former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair may be liable to UK victims of Gaddafi sponsored IRA terrorism. This follows allegations by the Sunday Telegraph that Blair brokered an agreement with former US President George W. Bush, on Gaddafi’s behalf, that resulted in the victims being denied just compensation.

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