Proposed HIU 'veto' power criticised by campaigners

Dave Cox, head of the now-defunct Historical Enquiries Team in his Lisburn office in 2007. The proposed Historical Investigations Unit will take over its work. Picture by Paul Faith/PA Wire
Connla Young
Concerns have been raised over plans by the British government to “veto” information in reports by a new body investigating Troubles killings. Details emerged yesterday in a policy paper published by the Northern Ireland Office on legislation to enact the Stormont House Agreement. The political agreement last December proposed a Historical Investigations Unit (HIU) to replace the now defunct police Historical Enquiries Team and take over some of the work carried out by the Police Ombudsman. It is intended to investigate unsolved killings and provide reports to families. [...]

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