THE KINCORA BOYS’ HOME – ABUSE VICTIM TO APPLY TO LONDON INQUIRY
KRW LAW LLP is instructed by Richard Kerr who was a victim of abuse whilst in the ‘care’ of The KincoraBoys’ Home in Belfast. KRW is also instructed by a number of other victims of abuse at Kincora andother children’s care homes in Belfast during the course of the Conflict.
Richard Kerr maintains that all investigations and inquiries to date have failed to expose the abuse at Kincora and the role of state agents and agencies in their knowledge and exploitation of that knowledge of abuse specifically regarding the role of the British security forces. This includes failures by the RUC to investigate Kincora. In addition, he maintains that no investigation has been conducted which complies with human rights standards.
Richard Kerr maintains that the recent investigation conducted by Sir Anthony Hart was flawed and has not provided truth, justice and accountability to the Kincora victims.
KRW has argued that the Kincora scandal must be considered as part of the Legacy of the Conflict and we have made representations to the Lord Chief Justice and OPONI to that effect and we have made the same point in our submissions to the NIO Consultation on the Legacy of the Conflict.
KRW has also applied for Core Participant status for Richard Kerr so he can take part in the proceedings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in London as part of its Westminster Investigation.
This application argues that as Richard Kerr was abused after being trafficked from Belfast to London, jurisdictionally his claims falls within the remit of the IICSA. That application will be submitted to the IICSA Inquiry tomorrow.