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Paralyze a Military With Lawsuits? Let's Try That at Home!
British military operations are at risk of being undermined by human rights law and health and safety red tape, a research institute has warned.
Policy Exchange said Britain's enemies could view the courtroom as a new front in any future conflict as a way of "paralysing" the armed forces.
The Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, admitted he was "concerned" about recent court judgments which could make it "more difficult" to carry out operations.
One case that raised concerns was the supreme court ruling this year that damages claims could be launched by families of soldiers killed in Iraq against the Ministry of Defence under legislation covering negligence and human rights.