The prime minister is today expected to announce plans to withdraw temporarily from parts of the European Convention on Human Rights before future military actions overseas. Theresa May will tell the Conservative party conference that this will stop the convention being used in ‘witch hunts’ against UK service personnel.
Is this long overdue – or a dangerous precedent in a world where human rights are under assault? Please add your thoughts in the comments section below.
So are we withdrawing from the Geneva Convention too or is it just ECHR protections that don’t apply to our military actions?— Max Hardy (@maxbarrister) October 4, 2016