Tuesday, March 17, 2020

UK military to be protected from "vexatious" legal actions?

BBC reports that,
British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland will be excluded from proposed legislation designed to protect veterans from unfounded prosecutions.
 Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told MPs the law, to be tabled on Wednesday, would cover "overseas operations" only.
 But he said ministers would also set out the next steps to give Northern Ireland veterans "equal" protection.
 Conservative MPs have waged a long-running campaign to put a stop to "vexatious" legal actions.

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