The ministry has hid behind Crown immunity for too long, says solicitor
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) should be charged with corporate manslaughter and lose its Crown immunity when there is a blatant disregard for life, MPs have declared.
The House of Commons Defence Committee report, Beyond Endurance? Military exercise and the duty of care, found that the MoD should not be exempt from prosecution for serious failings in hazardous training and selection events.
An exemption is currently provided for under the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007, while the MoD can also escape criminal punishment fro...