Call for redress scheme following Tuam mother and baby home scandal

Connacht Tribune

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A European human rights watchdog says a redress scheme should be put in place for survivors following the Tuam mother and baby home scandal.

Council of Europe commissioner Nils Muiznieks says if a commission of investigation confirms suspicions about the manner in which the homes were run, survivors should be compensated.

He’s described revelations of a mass grave of children in Tuam as “quite gruesome”.

The watchdog says if there are serious human rights violations found there, such as forced adoption or ill-treatment, redress should be provided.

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