Human Rights Law Has No Place on The Battlefield- The Guardian

A recent report by Policy Exchange, entitled “Clearing the Fog of Law”, believes that the United Kingdom should withdraw from the European convention on human rights during wartime. This is because troops cannot fight under the yoke of “judicial imperialism”. Current Tory policy is to withdraw from the European Court of Human Rights. In withdrawing the UK would incorporate the main elements of the convention into law and then give the supreme court in the UK final authority.

The report states that during conflict should be subject only to the Geneva protections governing conduct in war. Human rights groups in the UK and Europe are likely to be highly critical of the proposed changes.


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