In Quotes

" Extending human rights protection is not about individual decisions in the heat of battle but ensuring that when we send soldiers off to war they are properly prepared, kitted out correctly and with equipment fit for combat. If they get killed by the enemy obviously there is no breach of Article 2 if the army has done its best to protect them. Soldiers have been required to lay down their lives for their country and in return should be afforded full human rights protections. "

John Wadham, General Counsel, Equality and Human Rights Commission.