Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry module on child migration commences in Northern Ireland

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry will commence its second module of public hearings with an Opening Hearing at 11.00 hours (GMT), 1st September 2014 at Banbridge Courthouse, Banbridge, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. 

Module 2 will focus on a migration programme which involved the transport of children from institutions in Northern Ireland to Australia.  Proceedings will begin with a short opening address from the Inquiry’s Chairman, Sir Anthony Hart followed by an opening address from Senior Counsel to the Inquiry, Christine Smith QC who will provide a general overview of the structure of the module.

Margaret Humphreys CBE OAM will give evidence in the afternoon.

A press release from the International Association of former Child Migrants and their Families can be viewed here.

Click below to read the full press release of the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

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