Families' claims against the MoD can go to trial

Relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq have been fighting to sue the Ministry of Defence for negligence and make claims under human rights legislation.

The Supreme Court justices have announced that they will be able to do both.

Families started legal action as a result of the deaths of a number of British soldiers following the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Their victory at the UK's highest court follows a hearing in London in February.

The decision means that claims can now proceed to trial.

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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.