Cross-posted from Spinwatch:
On Friday, the Belfast high court rejected calls for the Goddard Inquiry into child sexual abuse to look at abuse at Kincora Boys' Home in Belfast in the 1970s. Instead, the issue will remain with the Northern Ireland-focused Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry. Victims of abuse at the home have vowed to fight the decision, arguing that only the Goddard Inquiry has the powers to examine evidence linking Kincora to the intelligence services and to institutional abuse in Britain.
Over the past two years, Spinwatch has published a series of reports which point to the need for an inquiry with sufficient powers to follow up evidence of official collusion in abuse which is already in the public domain.
- Morris Fraser: Child abuse, corruption and collusion and Britain and Northern Ireland, by Niall Meehan, 31 March 2016. An in-depth report on the career of paedophile child psychiatrist Morris Fraser, a key figure linking the Kincora scandal and institutional child abuse in Britain, which revealed that Fraser was able to continue his medical career even after being convicted of abuse.
- From Saville to Goddard: How MI5 vouched for a key Kincora witness, 23 March 2016. An analysis by Tom Griffin showing that Observer B, the source of key evidence presented by MI5 to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, was Kincora whistleblower James Miller, and arguing that the same types of evidence presented to the Saville Tribunal should be made available to abuse inquiries.
- Kincora – A need for transparency, by Colin Wallace, 22 October 2014. The former Army information officer who tried to blow the whistle in the 1970s explains why Kincora needs to be examined by a UK-wide Inquiry.
- The Boys from Berlin: The MI5 officers who covered up Kincora, 12 August 2014. Tom Griffin looks at the career of Ian Cameron, the MI5 officer accused of turning away Army officers who tried to raise concerns about Kincora.
- From Kincora to PIE: Why the abuse inquiry needs access to intelligence documents, 5 August 2014. The case for an investigation of key threads linking Kincora to organised abuse in Britain.
- Why the abuse inquiry needs to hear from Colin Wallace, 10 July 2014 – An examination of Wallace's attempts to raise the issue of abuse at Kincora over 40 years.