source: Irish News LA
published: 14 March 2017
The widow of solicitor Pat Finucane is to take her legal fight for a public inquiry into his murder to the Supreme Court.
Senior judges in Belfast today refused Geraldine Finucane leave to appeal their decision that the British Government was entitled to deny her such a tribunal. But it now clears the way for the family to petition directly for a hearing in London.
Mrs Finucane’s legal representatives later confirmed their intention to continue their challenge to judicial findings that former British Prime Minister David Cameron had acted lawfully. They are expected to argue that the case raises legal points of general public importance.
Mr Finucane (39) was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his wife and three children at their north Belfast home in February 1989. His family have campaigned for a full examination of alleged security force collusion with the killers.
In 2011 Mr Cameron decided against ordering a public inquiry, and instead commissioned QC Sir Desmond de Silva to review all documents relating to the case and produce a narrative of what happened.