Three inquiries into alleged "war crimes" by British soldiers are projected to cost £100 million.
The Iraq Historic Allegations Team
Abuse allegations against British troops in Iraq were initially investigated on a case-by-case basis by the special investigation branch of the Royal Military Police.
But in March 2010, following long-running demands from human rights lawyers for a public inquiry, the Labour government announced it would create the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT).
The new unit was seen as a “halfway house” which would show the government was committed to investigating allegations, while avoiding the massive costs of a full-blown public inquiry. read more>>>