The UK government is currently considering creating a 10-year expiry date for the prosecution of war crimes committed by British forces abroad, potentially even torture
While some may think that soldiers should not be held accountable for actions performed on duty, we believe that none should be above international law.
The submitted proposals not only undermine the absolute ban on torture but set an unsavoury example for other countries. They also open the possibility of British soldiers being prosecuted in international courts as it could be argued that the UK was not properly investigating these crimes.
We are dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture - these proposals undermine everything that we strive to achieve.
Blocking justice for crimes of the past sets a dangerous precedent. It must be avoided at all costs.
We’ve written to the Ministry of Defence to oppose these proposals.