British troops to be exempt from human rights laws in combat
British soldiers are to be exempt from human rights laws when in combat, Theresa May has announced.
The plan, revealed at the Conservative conference in Birmingham's ICC, means it will no longer be possible to take action against UK personnel using the European Convention on Human Rights.
Mrs May, the Conservative leader and Prime Minister, said troops will no longer face "'vexatious claims" from lawyers looking for an excuse to take legal action.
But critics said there was no justification for the change.
Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty, said: "“The truth is that... read more
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