The resignation of veterans minister Johnny Mercer overshadowed a major government u-turn on the Overseas Operations Bill. A coalition of former military commanders, ministers, judges, bishops and other peers had handed the government a defeat in the House of Lords, voting for exclude acts of torture from the Bill’s ‘presumption against prosecution’. The government conceded, writing in its own similar amendment. But as Reprieve’s Dan Dolan told the Guardian in this piece, the amendment still doesn’t go far enough to provide justice to victims of serious human rights abuses.
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