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Would the Overseas Operations Bill be incompatible with the Human Rights Act and ECHR?

Duncan Hall

23rd September 2020

In this article in the Guardian, former Shadow Attorney-General and Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti argues that the proposed legislation - designed to protect military personnel from "vexatious" or unreasonable legal challenges - breaches a range of human rights conventions, and could be the first stage in withdrawing from the European Council altogether.

It links clearly with issues surrounding the Human Rights Act, parliamentary sovereignty and the rule of law. Of course the concerns raised in the article are likely to be raised as the bill makes its way through parliament and perhaps especially in the House of Lords.

Duncan Hall

Duncan Hall is Subject Lead for Politics and Sociology for tutor2u. Duncan is an experienced social science and humanities teacher, writer and senior examiner. He has taught Politics and Sociology A Level for many years and has a PhD in Social History.

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