Who guards the guardians? MoD support for former and serving personnel Contents


Terms of Reference


1 The sub-Committee

2 Introduction

The inquiry

3 Iraq Historic Allegations Team


IHAT caseload

The role of legal firms: Public Interest Lawyers and Leigh Day

The impact of IHAT on service and ex-service personnel

Access to members of the armed forces by the sub-Committee

Complaints to the MoD about IHAT


4 The conduct of IHAT investigations


IHAT staff and outside contractors

Service personnel being contacted by the IHAT Team without prior notice

Conduct of contractors

Training for contractors

Use of covert surveillance

Payments to Abu Jamal

Operation MENSA

Compensation payments

Pre-combat training and MoD corporate responsibility

5 The way forward


MoD support package

Legal costs for other judicial processes

Pastoral Care

Financial support

Experienced service lawyers


6 European Convention on Human Rights and the International Criminal Court

European Convention on Human Rights

How would a derogation work?

The International Criminal Court

7 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Principles for future investigations

Appendix 1: Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the United Kingdom

Appendix 2: IHAT caseload

Sub-Committee Formal Minutes

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

9 February 2017