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A Court of Appeal judge has ordered a hearing into the trial faced by an Afghan prisoner after UK forces transferred him to Afghanistan’s notorious National Directorate of Security.
Naval medic Michael Lyons' appeal over being sentenced to seven months in military correction centre for disobeying orders takes place at 10.30am on Thursday 13 October 2011, at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London.
A medic in the Royal Navy who was detained at court martial in July this year will appeal his conviction at the High Court on Thursday 13 October.
Two landmark rulings focusing on the war in Iraq have confirmed that the UK’s human rights obligations do extend beyond its borders to overseas conflicts.
Quakers and Unitarians say the Government has failed once more to address the right of young recruits to leave the Armed Forces.
Quakers have accused the government of military “conscription by the back door”, because soldiers are held to commitments made before turning eighteen.