Theresa May’s government announced on 4 October that Britain will opt out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to avoid annoying and time-consuming claims against the military. This means there’ll be no more massive legal costs to defend British troops accused of war crimes, and no more payouts to victims. Below are just some of the cases that would be abandoned under May’s plans. The Conservative government also happens to be under investigation at the moment by the European Court of Human Rights, for the practice of bulk surveillance. But that’s perhaps not as important for the Prime Minister as getting away with potential war crimes. The key question to ask is: If Britain has nothing to hide, why have millions of pounds been forked out to victims in recent years?
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