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EHRC briefing on Overseas Operations Bill - 2nd reading in HoL

Equality and Human Rights Commission

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has released a briefing ahead of the Second Reading of the Overseas Operations Bill in the House of Lords on Wednesday.

Whilst it is intended to protect service personnel and veterans from vexatious claims, we are concerned that the Bill runs the risk of having a number of negative consequences, including:

        Harming the UK’s reputation as a global leader on human rights, and weakening our compliance with universal standards

        Reducing protections from harm and access to redress for victims of crimes and members of the armed forces serving abroad

        Increasing the risk of claims against the UK in the international courts

The Commission is profoundly concerned by the risk to human rights that this Bill poses.

You can read the full briefing here


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