Kit Chivers and Dame Nuala O’Loan addressed a seminar hosted by the Irish School of Ecumenics
in west Belfast. The seminar was part of the Moral Maze series supported by Belfast City Council. During his speech
which looked at restoring relationships, Kit warned that it would be wrong to look to the criminal justice system to bear the whole responsibility for resolving the legacy of the Troubles. Instead he suggested that consideration be given to establishing a negotiated framework of official forgiveness through which all parties including the authorities could acknowledge responsibility in generic terms for things done which with hindsight they regret. The full text of Kit’s speech can be viewed by clinking on this link.