Survivors and Victims of Institutional Abuse submission to the Historical Institutional Abuse Taskforce of the Northern Ireland Executive – May 13 2011 (PDF document) 



An information leaflet for victims/survivors produced by the Northern Ireland Executive (PDF document)


Regional Directory of Services bringing together details of help available for victims of sexual violence and abuse (PDF document)


Amnesty International Conference Report: Time for Justice – Delivering a human rights compliant inquiry for the victims of historical institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland, held 7 October 2010 (PDF document)



Official report of the Northern Ireland Assembly debate on institutional child abuse held on 2 November 2009

Link to Hansard


Report of the (Ryan) Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse

Executive Summary in accessible HTML format.
Commission Report in accessible HTML format.

Executive Summary in PDF format (download)
Commission Report in PDF format (download)


Summary of the Hughes Report following the revelations about Kincora Boys’ Home: ‘Report  of the Committee of Inquiry into Children’s Homes and Hostels’ (Hughes, W. H., Belfast: HMSO, 1986)

Link to report summary at Children Webmag (child care website)


NI Human Rights Commission advice on human rights aspects of a public inquiry

Link to advice in PDF format 


Scottish Human Rights Commission: Human rights framework for remedies for historic child abuse in Scotland

Link to report in PDF format


Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Diocese of Cloyne

Link to page with report and introduction in PDF formats


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