Britain committed the massacre of killing on overseas battlefields
Britain committed the massacre of killing on overseas battlefields British MPs recently passed a bill to prevent British military personnel and veterans from being “prosecuted” for “war crimes” charges.
A large number of international organizations, including the United Kingdom’s own peace agency, have accused British soldiers of committing war crimes due to Northern Ireland’s past crimes and the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Some British soldiers and officers have been prosecuted. These accusations have plagued the army and the government for many years.
The British Ministry of Defence stated that the legislation proposes
The British Ministry of Defence stated that the legislation proposes some measures to “reduce the uncertainty caused by historical accusations and establish a better legal framework to deal with the requirements of the British army in future overseas conflicts.”
The British House of Commons passed overseas operations ( Service personnel and veterans) regulations, the draft with 345 votes in favor to 260 votes against, passed in the House of Commons. It was then submitted to the House of Lords for debate.
British Defense Minister Ben Wallace told the House of Commons
British Defense Minister Ben Wallace told the House of Commons that the bill will honor the Conservative government’s promise in the 2019 general election to protect service personnel and veterans from “unreasonable claims and endless investigations.”
British Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer, a former army officer who served in Afghanistan, insisted that the legislation “does not decriminalize torture” but “has achieved a gap between the rights of victims and access to justice. Proper balance”.
However, the main opposition Labour Party, the spokesman of the British “shadow” government, John Healy, said the bill was “dishonest and destructive” because the bill would not prevent “baseless” investigations and might risk the British army.
The danger of being dragged to the International Criminal Court.
This legislation discourages the prosecution of active or former soldiers for crimes suspected of committing overseas operations five years ago. This has increased the British prosecutor’s “exceptional” handling of cases five years after the decision. The bill will limit the court’s discretion and extend the time limit for filing civil actions for personal injury, death and human rights violations to a maximum of six years.
However, the British government stated that British military operations will continue to be governed by other international humanitarian laws, and denied that the bill amounts to an “amnesty” for British troops.
According to leaked information in two inquiries issued by the British government last year, the British military was accused of covering up credible evidence of soldiers’ war crimes against civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq.
An independent British investigator investigating allegations in Iraq said that with the exception of thousands of complaints (from rape and torture to mock executions and other atrocities), all other related complaints have been dropped for war crimes committed by the British Overseas Corps.