Mary obo Anthony Braniff deceased Judicial Review

“On 8/3/24 in his interim Operation Kenova report the Chief Constable expressed his serious concern over the failure of the PPS to issue directions to prosecute anyone in connection with the so called “Stakeknife” related cases.

That group of over 30 cases included the Braniff murder from 1981.

Our challenge relates to the refusal of the PPS to consider systemic failings at a higher corporate level within the Security Services in connection with Intelligence handling.  Such oversight was at least negligent and at worst intentional. It led directly or indirectly to death.

The otherwise positive out workings of Kenova have been undermined by the complete shut down on prosecutions. We hope to address that justice deficit in taking this judicial review. The full legacy of Kenova will remain in a state of flux until there is transparency and accountability by State agencies through the criminal process.

For the 18 families we represent the hearing date cannot come quickly enough. ENDS