Investigations into fatalities in Northern Ireland involving British military personnel


Terms of reference

1 Introduction

2 Investigating historic allegations in Northern Ireland

The Historical Enquiries Team

The Legacy Investigations Branch

The status quo: a skewed system?

LIB: an independent investigation?

The potential for prosecutions

The Stormont House Agreement and a Historical Investigations Unit

3 The legal framework underpinning historic investigations against former service personnel

What constitutes an effective investigation?

4 The space for legal imagination: options for the Government

Option One: A statute of limitations

Option Two: Implement the Stormont House Agreement

Option Three: Implement the SHA and review the Northern Ireland Sentences Act

Option Four: Cease investigations

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

25 April 2017