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WHAT IS THE OVERSEAS OPERATIONS BILL? The Overseas Operations Bill is an attempt to put the military above the law . It will effectively introduce a statute of limitations on war crimes committed by British soldiers overseas. This means that it'll make it almost impossible to prosecute soldiers for war crimes or acts of torture committed more than five years ago. It could mean the UK lets war criminals and torturers off the hook. But torture is still torture — even if it took place five years ago. A BREACH OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW. If this Bill passes, it would be a blatant breach of international human rights law. Furthermore, this Bill is also an insult to those values the Armed... Full story

21 January