Judges to rule on soldiers' human rights

Supreme Court justices will decide whether relatives of soldiers killed fighting in Iraq can make damages claims against the Government.
Supreme Court justices will decide whether relatives of soldiers killed fighting in Iraq can make damages claims against the Government. Credit: PA

Relatives of soldiers killed fighting in Iraq are likely to find out next year whether they can make damages claims against the Government, using human rights legislation.

A Supreme Court spokesman today said a hearing was scheduled to start in February, where Supreme Court justices will hear arguments in the wake of rulings by the High Court and Court of Appeal.

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Ruling on soldiers' right to life

Relatives of soldiers killed fighting in Iraq are likely to find out next year whether they can make damages claims against the Government, using human rights legislation.