The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) will start hearing evidence into allegations of abuse in Kincora.
This follows the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland last week rejecting the Judicial Review application by Gary Hoy, a former resident of Kincora Home.
The Module will open today (31 May) and former residents and staff are likely to be called to give evidence. It is also believed that MI5 and MI6 have agreed to participate although it is not clear if they will provide direct evidence.
Written by Fintan Canavan, partner
Earlier this year the University of Ulster (UUJ) along with Amnesty International (AI) met with representatives of those who had been in residential care in Northern Ireland and their legal representatives to discuss the issue of redress. The issue of redress arose again yesterday when former residents of homes protested outside Stormont demanding interim payments towards redress be made now.
As five key inquiries proceed in to matters relating to child sexual abuse there is clearly potential for overlap and the need for organisations to prepare to be involved in more than one Inquiry. Equally some victims may wish to participate in more than one or a different Inquiry. A former resident of the Kincora boys home in Northern Ireland wanted just that.
As Operation Hydrant suggests there will be 30000 new reports of child sexual abuse during the life of the IICSA and the Truth Project opens in Manchester consideration can be made of experiences of other jurisdictions and the impact for England & Wales.