Supreme Court: Soldiers Abroad Not Protected By Human Rights

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What a can of worms!

UK military personnel are bound by UK law (and by extension some international law) whilst on deployment but are not entitled to the same protection afforded by UK law.

I can see where problems could occur in respect of decisions that might need to put people directly in harm's way either in terms of combat or even deployment to areas that offer natural dangers so it is far from easy making such a judgement but there has to be a balance somewhere that requires military personnel to be given all reasonable support in terms of equipment, facilities etc consistent with the environment into which they are being sent - glad it isn't my decision on what should and should not be stipulated.
 

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