PROSSIMA ENTRATA IN VIGORE DELLA LEGGE SULLA MORTE PRESUNTA
Entrerà in vigore il 9 novembre prossimo, la legge sulla presunzione di morte
Si parla ancora di Disappeard. Il 9 novembre entrerà infatti in vigore la nuova legge “Presumption of Death Bill “(riconoscimento di morte presunta), che permetterà alle famiglie dei Disappeard di poter finalmente chiudere quel capitolo della propria vita.
La legge consentirà ai familiari di un individuo, di ricevere il certificato di morte quando la persona risulti scomparsa da almeno 7 anni.
“Per le famiglie, come quelle dei desaparecidos, spero che questa legge potrà alleviare loro, in qualche modo, le sofferenze che hanno sopportato”, ha dichiarato Sammy Wilson, Ministro delle Finanze.
Spetterà alla High Court decidere della morte presunta di una persona scomparsa, rilasciando in questo modo il certificato di morte.
Disappeared law to come into force (U TV)
New legislation to help relatives of those murdered and dumped by the IRA will come into force next week.
The Presumption of Death Bill will allow the families of the so-called Disappeared, who have never found the bodies of the victims, to settle their affairs.
It will enable families to receive death certificates if their loved ones have been missing for seven years, paving the way for resolution of their estate.
“Whilst very few people will have any need for this, there are families across Northern Ireland who have suffered the tragedy of having a family member go missing for so long, or in such circumstances that the inescapable conclusion is that they have died”, Finance Minister Sammy Wilson said.
“For those families, such as those of the Disappeared, I hope that this Act will ease some of the suffering that they have endured.”
The High Court may declare that a missing person may be presumed dead for the issuing of death certificates.
Last week it emerged west Belfast man Peter Wilson, 21, who vanished from his home in 1973, may have become the latest IRA abduction victim.
There are now 14 Disappeared – people who were abducted, murdered and secretly buried by republicans.
A total of five of them, Eamon Molloy, Brian McKinney, John McClory, Jean McConville and Danny McIlhone, have been found.
The IRA admitted in 1999 that it murdered and buried nine of the victims – Seamus Wright, Kevin McKee, Ms McConville, Columba McVeigh, Brendan Megraw, Mr McClory, Mr McKinney, Mr Molloy and Mr McIlhone – in secret locations.
Others who vanished during the conflict include Gerry Evans, Charles Armstrong, Robert Nairac – who are also thought to have been murdered by the IRA – and Seamus Ruddy, who disappeared in France and whose murder was admitted by the splinter republican group the Irish National Liberation Army.