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The Chicago Ancient Order of Hibernians present Freedom for All Ireland Night on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7pm. at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, IL 60630

$10 donation suggested.

Speaking at the event will be special guest, Mark Thompson founder of Relatives for Justice and CEO in Belfast Northern Ireland.

Mark is responsible for the strategic development and management of Relatives for Justice and has overseen the growth of the organisation from a successful and dedicated voluntary campaigning group to an established professional human rights, advocacy and support organisation that sets the bar on best practice for victims and survivors of conflict in Ireland. Mark has overseen the establishment of an holistic model of support for families affected by conflict violations, ensuring effective support for redressing human rights abuses partnered by a range of services including therapeutic support. Under Mark’s tenure Relatives for Justice has become an internationally recognised and highly regarded human rights NGO.

Mark’s experience in pro-actively holding those responsible to account and in ensuring that the needs and experiences of victims of the conflict in Ireland are identified and championed makes him one of the most recognisable and respected figures in the debate on how we Deal with the Past.

As an advocate in the field of human rights Mark has been central to key strategic litigation not least around Article 2 of the ECHR in both holding the UK to account but also in re-established these rights ensuring that they are upheld in all areas of legacy investigation and transitional justice mechanisms.

Mark has made representations on families’ behalf at US Congress and the United Nations, European Parliament, European Court, as well as to governments in both Ireland, Britain and across the globe.

For more information, contact Sean O’Dowd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Freedom for all Ireland (FFAI) is a national AOH/LAOH initiative that promotes one island, one Ireland with peace, justice and equiality for all. All proceeds reaised by this event are donated to over a dozen worthy charities/causes throughout the North of Ireland.

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