In the Matter of an Application by Hugh Jordan for Judicial Review

JurisdictionNorthern Ireland
JudgeKerr J
Judgment Date06 January 2003
Neutral Citation[2003] NIQB 1
Date06 January 2003
CourtQueen's Bench Division (Northern Ireland)
Year2003
1
Neutral Citation no. [2003] NIQB 1 Ref:
KERF3839
Judgment: approved by the Court for handing down Delivered:
6/01/03
(subject to editorial corrections)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION (JUDICIAL REVIEW)
________
IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION BY HUGH JORDAN FOR
JUDICIAL REVIEW
________
KERR J
Introduction
[1] This is an application by Hugh Jordan for judicial review of the
decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland refusing
to give reasons for his decision not to prosecute the police officer who caused
the death of the applicant’s son Pearse Jordan.
Background
[2] Pearse Jordan was shot dead by a member of the Royal Ulster
Constabulary on 25 November 1992. The circumstances of the shooting are
highly controversial and have been the subject of much litigation.
[3] On 16 November 1993 Alan G T White, acting on behalf of the Director
of Public Prosecutions, directed that there should not be a prosecution of the
officer who shot Pearse Jordan.
[4] At the beginning of January 1995, a coroner’s inquest into the death of
Mr Jordan began. In the same month the police reported further to the DPP
and the inquest was adjourned. On 10 February 1995 Mr White wrote to the
applicant’s solicitors as follows: -
“A supplementary report into the fatal shooting of
Patrick Pearse Jordan on 25 November 1992 has
been received from the Chief Constable. The facts
and information reported have been considered.
The Director has informed the Chief Constable

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