Elizabeth Coppin: ‘We have been conned and scammed and they’re still denying our human rights were violated.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

A Magdalene survivor, who says she has been denied justice by the State for over 20 years, is taking her case to the United Nations. The UN Committe(...)

Elizabeth Coppin: alleges her human rights continue to be violated by the State’s “refusal to properly investigate” the alleged abuses she experienced in laundries between 1951 and 1968.    Photograph:  Joanne O’Brien

A case before the United Nations, in which a Magdalene survivor alleges she is being denied justice by the Irish State, could have far-reaching implic(...)

Elizabeth Coppin,  at her home in England. ‘Ireland has never acknowledged the truth of what happened in the laundries.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Elizabeth Coppin (70) feels “very bitter” towards the Catholic Church but “much worse towards the Irish State”. “They failed to protect me and thousa(...)

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