The Complexities of Sequencing Criminal Investigations and Information Recovery – By Louise Mallinder

  Over the last decade, efforts to develop a comprehensive approach to deal with Northern Ireland’s past have gone through several iterations including the 2009 Consultative Group on the Past (CGP) report, the 2013 draft Haass-O’Sullivan Agreement, the 2014 Stormont House Agreement, the 2015 draft Treaty establishing the Independent Commission on Information Retrieval, and the recently launched Northern Ireland…

Stand by on eamonnmallie.com for sharpening of focus on government legacy plans – Brian Rowan explains

    Last month, the Northern Ireland Office published the consultation paper: Addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past. It invites views on a structure shaped in the Stormont House talks of 2014, including a new Historical Investigations Unit (HIU) and Independent Commission on Information Retrieval (ICIR). In the period since, that agreement has become…

The HIU versus the ICIR – By Doug Beattie

    There are some things which Barra McGrory QC said recently about legacy – in particular the Historical Investigations Unit (HIU) – that I can agree with. However, there are also some things which I cannot support, and indeed I question the former Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on his change of heart. Like…

LEGACY – INVESTIGATIONS OR INFORMATION? – By Brian Rowan

    If you’re explaining, you’re losing. Just a week after the launch of the legacy consultation here, already clarification is being sought. It relates to the proposed new Independent Commission on Information Retrieval (ICIR) – designed to enable families “to seek and privately receive information about the Troubles-related deaths of their relatives”. If it…