Jersey abuse committee to visit Northern Ireland inquiry

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The committee investigating Jersey's historical abuse allegation are to attend Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

The investigation - looking into abuse dating back more than 70 years - began on Monday in Banbridge, County Down, and is expected to last for 18 months.

Members of Jersey's committee will visit the hearings in February.

Patrick Corrigan from Amnesty Northern Ireland said attendees should listen to victims' evidence and learn lessons.

'Delivery of pain'

He said it was heartening that Jersey inquiry members would be visiting the HIA hearings, but it was also important the representatives learned from the victims.

"They are important, so learn those lessons and listen to the victims themselves," he told BBC News.

"Make sure [the process] is delivered for their needs, so it's about truth, about justice, about acknowledgement and about final delivery of the pain that they have lived with."

Jersey's Committee of Inquiry will be led by UK lawyer Frances Oldham and supported by Sandy Cameron and Alyson Leslie.

The year-long £6m inquiry is tasked with investigating allegations of child abuse in the island's children's homes and fostering services from 1960 to the present day.

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