Is the UK heading towards combat impunity?

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The third seminar in the Dealing with the Past series was hosted online on 5 June 2020, with some 65 people joining online. In the seminar Dr Thomas Hansen, Lecturer in Law and member of the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University, focused on a number of initiatives and measures aimed at protecting military service personnel from investigation and prosecution currently being considered by the UK, including a Statute of Limitations, derogating from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in future armed conflicts; amending the Human Rights Act, and restricting UK courts' ability to adjudicate civil claims originating from conflicts abroad.
Period5 Jun 2020
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Human Rights
  • ECHR
  • Human Rights Act
  • impunity