UK public wants same accountability for the military as citizens
By Nicola Laver
A survey coinciding with the return of the Overseas Operations Bill to parliament shows the public are owhelmingly in favour of military accountability
A Law Society survey of 1,500 adult members of the public, coinciding with the return of the Overseas Operations Bill to parliament, revealed 96 per cent believe the British military should be held to at least the same standards as average citizens. The Society’s president I Stephanie Boyce said the UK is “obliged by international law to investigate and prosecute well-evidenced serious offences committed during overseas operations. No other serious crime, let alone crimes against humanity or torture, has a limitation period and no exception should be introduced”.