Soldiers' Human Rights Ruling

The UK's most senior judges are to decide whether relatives of soldiers killed fighting Iraq can make damages claims against the Government using human rights legislation.

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Decisions on whether families can sue the Government for compensation

Two separate decisions will be made on whether the families of troops killed in battle in Iraq can sue the Government for compensation.

Relatives of Private Phillip Hewett and Corporal Stephen Allbutt, both from Staffordshire, claim that their equipment wasn't right and that the MOD didn't deliver a duty of care.

The MOD, however, says it doesn't owe a duty of care, and that issues around resources should be left to the Government not the courts.

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