John Hume, Architect of Peace Process, Dies Aged 83


The funeral will take place in Derry on Wednesday of former Social Democratic and Labour Party leader and Nobel laureate John Hume who has died aged 83.

Mr. Hume spearheaded the finally successful efforts to end the violence of the Troubles and is viewed as the architect of the 1998 Belfast Agreement.

He was centrally involved in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and served as Member of Parliament, Assembly Member, and Member of European Parliament. In 1998, he won the Nobel Peace Prize along with then Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble.

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The Irish Times