Nils Muizneik said the government should be conducting effective, independent and reasonably prompt investigations into the killings
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UK must pay for Troubles killings investigations says European official

A European official has said the government should pay for investigations of killings by soldiers and police during the Troubles.

The Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights said budget cuts cannot be used as an excuse for not upholding the rule of law.

Nils Muizneiks said the government is currently breaching the European Convention of Human Rights.

BBC News NI's Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.

  • 06 Nov 2014