Sahm Venter is a freelance journalist and the editor of several books, including The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.

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Irish bill to help adoptees find birth information falls short, critics say

More than 1,000 amendments to a proposed Irish law for adoptees aim to push the bill to more fully address the long-term effects of former practices of secrecy at Catholic and other religious-run institutions.

Irish plan to exhume remains at religious-run children's homes draws criticism

A proposed law to allow for the exhumation of the remains of 796 babies at a former institution for unmarried mothers in Ireland is drawing criticism from campaigners who say it doesn't go far enough.

50 years after Northern Ireland's 'Bloody Sunday,' survivors still seek justice

As Northern Ireland prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the worst massacres in its history, surviving family members are waiting to hear if a suspected perpetrator can be prosecuted.

British plan to stop Northern Ireland 'Troubles' prosecutions draws church criticism

The British government wants to replace prosecutions and civil actions from victims of the Troubles with an "information recovery body" to encourage reconciliation in the territory. One critic, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, calls the plan "a betrayal of trust."