September 11, 2020Impunity Use of Force Accountability and Access to Justice
Rights and Security International has submitted evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights regarding the Overseas Operations Bill. RSI is gravely concerned by the Bill’s proposal of an absolute six-year limitation period on all civil (relating to death and/or personal injury) and human rights claims against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) or its responsible Minister arising out of overseas armed forces operations.1 This is for two reasons. First, the proposal would result in the barring of many meritorious claims. Second, the proposal would promote a wider culture of impunity within the armed forces in the context of overseas operations. Both of these results risk placing the UK in violation of its international legal obligations.
To read our submission, please use the link below.
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