Without The Ability To Hold The Government To Account For Their Safety Record There Is A Serious Risk That Soldiers’ Lives Will Be Lost

Soldiers are intentionally put in high risk situations and knowingly take risks to safeguard the lives of others. Human rights do not change this, however, Article 2 requires that when putting troops in danger the MoD must take reasonable steps to protect them from known risks to life. This duty to protect is something the MoD have fought very hard to deny but was enshrined in law following a Supreme Court case in 2013 brought by the families of soldiers killed by roadside bombs whilst travelling in poorly armoured Snatch Land Rovers.

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