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Research Brief: Assessment of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) Review Processes and Procedures in Royal Military Police (RMP) Investigation Cases

Lundy, Patricia (2012) Research Brief: Assessment of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) Review Processes and Procedures in Royal Military Police (RMP) Investigation Cases. None. 12 pp. [Research report (external)]

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Abstract

This paper examines the HET’s review processes and procedures in Royal Military Police (RMP) investigation cases (hereafter RMP cases). RMP cases involve the fatal shooting of over 150 civilians by the British army between 1970 and September 1973. It focuses on an “independent team” set up by the HET to examine all RMP cases. The team is made up of retired police officers from outside Northern Ireland. A number of issues, about the way in which the HET conducts investigations in RMP cases, are considered. Of particular note are apparent anomalies and inconsistencies in the investigation process where State agencies (in this case the military) are involved, compared to non-state or paramilitary suspects. This raises questions about the ability of the HET to undertake independent, impartial, effective investigations in cases involving State agencies.

Item Type:Research report (external)
Keywords:HET, Investigations, Impartiality, Military Cases
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:21809
Deposited By: Professor Patricia Lundy
Deposited On:10 Apr 2012 12:55
Last Modified:10 Apr 2012 12:55

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