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.
Families of soldiers killed in Iraq have been given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to bring compensation claims against the Government.
The family of a Tamworth soldier killed in Iraq will find out on the 19th June if they can sue the government for compensation.
Britain's highest court will debate whether soldiers in battle have the right to life.