Dr Stuart Wallace quoted in NBC News article on the European Convention on Human Rights to Military Operations
In an interview with Matthew Symington at NBC News, Dr Stuart Wallace discussed his research on the application of the European Convention on Human Rights to Military Operations.
Dr Wallace also discussed how recent legal developments in the UK indicate a worrying trend toward impunity for UK troops.
"A pattern of impunity for violations of human rights by UK military personnel can be identified in the UK's practice over the past number of years.
“The UK has repeatedly failed to properly investigate several historical allegations of international human rights violations by the military.
"The introduction of a presumption against prosecution in the Overseas Operations Act 2021 and the more recent proposal to bring an immediate end to criminal investigations into Troubles-related offences and remove the prospect of prosecutions indicates a worrying trend toward officially sanctioned impunity" said Dr Wallace.
Dr Wallace explores the themes raised in the interview in greater detail in his book entitled The Application of the European Convention on Human Rights to Military Operations.