UK troops to be 'protected from vexatious claims' - ministers

UK troops to be 'protected from vexatious claims' - ministers
 

The government is to unveil a legal measure it says will protect UK troops from "vexatious" legal claims.
The change in policy, to be announced at the Conservative conference, would mean parts of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) could be suspended during future conflicts.
Much of the litigation faced by the Ministry of Defence comes from claims under the ECHR, the government says.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the legal system had been "abused".
"It has caused significant distress to people who risked their lives to protect us, it has cost the... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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