Tom Tugendhat MP discusses the “Fog of Law”
Sep 23, 2016
Tom Tugendhat MP discusses the enquiry into abuse by British soldiers in Afghanistan. In the segment he cites the Policy Exchange report “The Fog of Law”, which he co-authored .
The segment starts 49:25 into the show.
Clearing the Fog of Law shows that misguided human rights laws mean British troops operating in the heat of battle are now being held to the same standard as police officers patrolling the streets on a Saturday night in the West End. The report calls for British forces to operate under the rules of the Geneva Conventions, rather than the ECHR, in future conflicts.
A new Policy Exchange report, 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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