Human Rights Act abolition would shield soldiers from abuse claims

Abolition of the Human Rights Act will grant military personnel greater protection from legal claims against them for violating human rights overseas, according to leaked proposals to replace the European legislation with a British Bill of Rights.

A draft of the documents, obtained by the Sunday Times, reveals that under the new bill it would be impossible to take soldiers to court for actions undertaken during combat overseas. The provisions of the bill would only apply domestically.

Via RT.