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Criminal Investigation: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 26th March 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of "compelling new evidence" for any investigation of cases related to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

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The Government is committed to addressing the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland in a way that focuses on reconciliation, delivers for victims, and ends the cycle of reinvestigations into the Troubles in Northern Ireland that has failed victims and members of the security services alike. The Government will be engaging intensively with the Northern Ireland parties, Irish Government, and other key stakeholders over the coming weeks on the detail of the proposals that have been set out.

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