Government Plan to Exempt British Soldiers From Torture Prosecutions ‘Unjustifiable’, Cross-Party Parliamentary Committee Says

The government’s bill to exempt British soldiers from prosecution for crimes including torture and genocide is unjustifiable, will not even achieve its aims, and violates international law, a parliamentary committee has said. The cross-party human rights committee, which includes MPs and peers from all the main parties, said the Overseas Operations Bill would also be ineffective at protecting British troops from vexatious prosecution. readmore

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