Susan Smith speaking outside the Supreme Court
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Iraq damages ruling 'absolutely brilliant' - soldier's mother

The families of soldiers killed in Iraq can pursue damages against the government under the Human Rights Act, the Supreme Court has ruled.

The case was brought by relatives of three men killed by roadside bombs while in Snatch Land Rovers in Iraq.

Judges also ruled the Ministry of Defence owes soldiers a duty of care under the law of negligence.

Speaking after the ruling, Susan Smith, mother of Pte Phillip Hewett who was killed in July 2005, said the judgement was "absolutely brilliant".

  • 19 Jun 2013
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