An informed source tells the Green Ribbon that a verdict is likely this week in the judicial review sought by the family of Peter McBride.
McBride, an eighteen-year-old Belfast man, was shot dead in 1992 by two British soldiers who were subsequently convicted of murder, but who were allowed to remain in the Army after their release in 1998.
Under Army rules this should only happen if there are exceptional reasons. The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal ruled in 2003, that no such reasons existed. The McBride family sought a judicial review after the MOD declined to discharge the soldiers in response to the decision.