Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Judges quash UK troops human rights ruling

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:36 AM
Original message
Judges quash UK troops human rights ruling
Source: BBC News

The UK government has won its appeal against a ruling that troops must be protected by the Human Rights Act at all times.

Last year, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision that the act applied to all UK troops, even on the battlefield.

The case relates to Pte Jason Smith, who died of heatstroke in Iraq in 2003.

The President of the Supreme Court, Lord Phillips, said service personnel fighting abroad would not necessarily be covered by human rights law.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_scotland/1045...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:09 AM
Response to Original message
1. what the fuck.
seriously?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:13 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. See note in the link
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 07:13 AM by dipsydoodle
"She said the issue would ultimately have to be tested in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg."

That's the next move I guess.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:01 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. which way does the court tend to lean?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:13 AM
Response to Reply #3
4. With the appellant. in a lot of cases
Not sure what would happen here as it affects the forces of all other EU countries too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:14 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. gotcha. this is just crazy any which way you look at it. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Apr 17th 2014, 11:22 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC