Susan Smith (centre), mother of Pte Phillip Hewett, and Colin Redpath, father of L/Cpl Kirk Redpath, make a statement outside the Supreme Court
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Iraq Damages: Supreme Court rules UK families can sue MoD

The families of soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for damages 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.

The court rejected the government's argument that the battlefield was beyond the reach of the legislation.

Caroline Wyatt reports.

  • 19 Jun 2013
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