The theme of this year’s march events is ‘Justice… it concerns us all.’ Of the many ongoing injustices as a result of the conflict here, that of the seven families who have yet to recover the bodies of their loved ones, the story of the disappeared, is one that cries out to be brought to its natural conclusion.
The Bloody Sunday March Committee is honoured to host this exhibition and to be able to facilitate and support the families in a small way in their quest for justice.
The exhibition will focus on the 16 men and one woman who were abducted, murdered and secretly buried by republican organisations between 1972 and 2003. It will be formally launched at 7.30 pm on the 27th January in Eden Place Arts Centre. Family members of some of those who were ‘disappeared’ will be in attendance at the launch.
Speaking in relation to the case of the disappeared Sandra Peake of the WAVE Trauma Centre who co-ordinate the exhibition said,
“It is generally agreed that of all the tasks facing Richard Haass, finding a way of dealing with the past is by far the most difficult. But for the seven families who have not had the remains of their loved ones returned there is a process already in place to end their torment. The Independent Commission For The Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) needs new information to guide them to where the remaining bodies are buried. The families cannot rest until that happens.”
Venue: Eden Place Arts Centre, Pilots Row