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Montevideo, May 26th 2022 - 04:50 UTC

Tag: Armed Forces Bill

  • Wednesday, November 24th 2021 - 09:10 UTC

    UK Forces most serious offences will be tried in civilian courts

    The change in the Armed Forces Bill means service personnel alleged to have committed in the UK the most severe crimes

    House of Lords have defeated the Boris Johnson government in backing a move aimed at ensuring troops accused of the most serious offences are normally tried in a civilian court. The House of Lords supported the presumption against such cases being dealt with by the military justice system by 210 votes to 190, majority 20.