Families of soldiers get the right to sue the government

The families of British soldiers killed and injured fighting in Iraq have been given the go-ahead today by the Supreme Court to bring compensation claims against the Government.

The court ruled that damages claims could be launched under legislation covering negligence and human rights. Martha Fairlie reports from the Supreme Court.

Read: Iraq soldiers' families win the right to sue the Government

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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.