Wednesday 16 August 2017

We need clarity on the Magdalene Laundries

David Quinn's analysis of the Magdalene Laundries adds to the public's confusion about these institutions ("Magdalene inquiry must lift veil and uncloak anti-Catholic myths," June 17, 2011).

He is factually incorrect when he states that the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) sent its published Assessment to the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT).

The UNCAT recommendation came on foot of a submission by Justice for Magdalenes (JFM), the survivor advocacy group.

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