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  • The Fog of Law

    The Fog of Law, co-authored by Tom Tugendhat and Laura Croft, shows how the application of civilian norms to military conduct has led to a surge in legal claims against the Ministry of Defence (MOD).  The costs of litigation have now risen out of proportion with forecasts, with the number of claims brought against the MOD totalling 5,827 in 2012-2013.

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    Juridification of the armed forces
  • Gove announces creation of Due Diligence Unit

    Education Secretary Michael Gove announced the creation of a Due Diligence Unit within the DfE tasked with ensuring that extremist religious views are not taught in schools. This is a direct adoption of a recommendation from Policy Exchange 2010 report Faith Schools We Can Believe In.

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    Extremism in Schools
  • Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP on the Justice & Security Bill

    Policy Exchange was delighted to host Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP, Minister without Portfolio, to deliver a keynote speech on the upcoming Justice & Security Bill.

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    Justice & Security Bill
  • Jim Murphy launches Labour's defence review

    Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, launched Labour's defence policy review at Policy Exchange today. After the event he took part in an interview setting out the questions that will inform the review and what they will mean for defence investment.

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    Jim Murphy interview

Latest Security in the news

  • 30 September 2014 | Human rights ‘cannot hamper defence’

    • The Times refers to our 2013 report The Fog of Law following Defence Secretary Michael Fallon's comments that European law is "hamstringing the efforts of our armed forces in very dangerous situations". We called for armed forces to be exempt from human rights laws whilst on deployed operations and highlighted how the willingness of commanders to take necessary risks in combat is undermined by legal review.

  • 29 September 2014 | Armed Forces will be proteced from 'hamstringing' human rights laws, Defence Secretary vows

    • Findings from our 2013 report The Fog of Law are cited in a Daily Telegraph article on Defence Secretary Michael Fallon's comments relating to European human rights laws and the risk that they are 'hamstringing' military operations in the field.

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  • 24 November 2014 | The Colin Cramphorn Memorial Prize, awarded to ex-NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly

    • Policy Exchange is delighted to award the Colin Cramphorn Memorial Prize to former NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. Kelly is the longest serving Commissioner of the New York Police Department in its history - and one of the best known and respected policemen in the world. He was the first person to hold the post for a second, separate tenure.

  • 15 January 2013 | Uniting Our Communities: Integration in 2013 with Eric Pickles

    • Policy Exchange and British Future host Eric Pickles’s first major speech of 2013. He will review the lessons of the last year for how we find common ground in modern Britain, and set out the challenges ahead for strengthening our sense of shared citizenship in an increasingly diverse society.