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Soldiers' families 'can sue MoD'

The Supreme Court has ruled that relatives of three soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the MoD for damages. The families say it failed to provide them sufficient protection after they were killed by roadside bombs while in lightly armoured Land Rovers.

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Decision due on whether parents of soldier killed in Iraq can sue the government

Private Phillip Hewett died in 2005 aged 21, after a Snatch Land Rover was blown up

The mother of a Tamworth soldier killed in Iraq will find out from the Supreme Court today whether she can sue the government for compensation.

Twenty one year-old Private Phillip Hewett died in two thousand and five after a Snatch Land Rover was blown up.

Susan Smith believes the Ministry of Defence breached her son's human rights and were negligent by not providing a suitably armoured vehicle to protect him.

The European Convention on Human Rights gives everyone a right to life. But the MoD argues that it should not apply to soldiers in war.

Today the Supreme Court will decide who is right the MoD or Susan.

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