Investigations, Prosecutions, and the ‘Public Interest’

March 2015
Investigations, Prosecutions, and the ‘Public Interest’
By Gordon Anthony, Luke Moffett, Kieran McEvoy & Louise Mallinder

This report examines the role that investigations and prosecutions play in the context of the Northern Ireland transition by considering: Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the need for the State to investigate the use of force by state actors such as the police or the army; and the fact that the state will in many cases be investigating acts of violence that were committed by state and non-state actors many years ago.