The Historical Investigations Unit (HIU) will take forward investigations into deaths during the conflict/Troubles.

These cases will include outstanding cases from the Historical Enquiries Team and the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland’s legacy work. The HIU will produce a report in each case. The decision to prosecute, as with existing criminal investigations, remains with the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The HIU provides a route for those families wishing to pursue prosecution. Please click on the video to hear Dr Cheryl Lawther tell us more.