Iraq shows Sinn Féin face big task over state killings

Baha Mousa who died in British army custody, pictured with his wife and two children 
A brief flurry over the holidays about the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) gives an indication of the immense task facing Sinn Féin in their attempt to drag our proconsul into compliance with the European Court of Human Rights requirements about killings here during the Troubles. Sinn Féin are due to meet the proconsul soon to try to make progress on the aspect of the ‘Fresh Start’ agreement people call ‘the past’. The British have blocked movement by introducing the notoriously specious ‘national security’ criterion into the arrang[...]

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