Proposal to suspend ECHR in times of conflict – by 31st March 2017

Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) is inviting views on the Government’s proposal to suspend the application of the European Convention on Human Rights in times of armed conflict.

The Government proposal states:

…[B]efore embarking on significant future military operations, this government intends derogating from the European Convention on Human Rights, where this is appropriate in the precise circumstances of the operation in question.

The JCHR is inviting submissions until 31st March 2017 from individuals or organisations around the evidence underpinning this decision, the alternatives and implications.

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