It’s essential we recognise the human rights and dignity of our soldiers who are sent overseas to fight on our behalf. Under the UK jurisdiction, soldiers are entitled to protection of their human rights.
Hodge Jones & Allen has been at the forefront of advancing greater legal protection for our armed forces. Our Military Cases team is led by the award winning human rights lawyer, Jocelyn Cockburn. She won a landmark case at the Supreme Court in 2013 (the Snatch Land Rover case) which related to allegations of inadequate and unsafe equipment. The case established that British troops can rely on the protection of the Human Rights Act even when they are deployed on active service abroad.