Rights Watch (UK)

Dealing with the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland

To help people and groups discover the truth about the past; to find remedies for past abuses arising from the conflict; to learn the lessons of the past and ensure that current and future arrangements for policing and criminal justice are information by that learning, and that human rights is centre-stage in building a more peaceful society for all.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1048335)




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



We aim to provide advice, assistance and advocacy to those whose human rights have been abused, to help those who are seeking the truth to access mechanisms such as the Police Ombudsman, the Historical Enquiries Team, public inquiries, court action and other relevant mechanisms, and to work to ensure that human rights lie at the heart of policing and the criminal justice system. We will use these three objectives to ensure that lessons are learnt and progress consolidated, to prevent the recurrence of past abuses.