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The right to life on the battlefield

Slapper, Gary (2010). The right to life on the battlefield. The Journal of Criminal Law, 74(5) pp. 383–386.

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This article explores the development of human rights law in the context of examing a UK Supreme Court decision restricting the rights of soldiers. A judicial decision can arrest the development of law. In holding that the Human Rights Act 1998 does not apply to armed forces on foreign soil, the Supreme Court recoiled from an important opportunity to underline the true significance of human rights.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author
ISSN: 0022-0183
Keywords: human rights; human rights act; soldiers; battlefield; right to life
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 23428
Depositing User: Gary Slapper
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 14:22
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 21:32
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