Families can bring compensation damages against MoD

Families of servicemen killed in Iraq have been told by the Supreme Court that the men were within the bounds UN Human Rights Act when they were killed in Iraq. This mean that all three claims brought against the Ministry of Defence will proceed to trial and can bring damages claims.

Private Phillip Hewett, who served with the 1st Staffords in Iraq, was killed on 16th July 2005.
Private Phillip Hewett, who served with the 1st Staffords in Iraq, was killed on 16th July 2005. Credit: PA

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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.