Thank you to over 25,000 of you who took action demanding that the UK government stops the Overseas Operations Bill. Your response has been incredible. We are continuing our work on this - we'll keep you updated.
What is The Overseas Operations Bill?
The Overseas Operations Bill is an attempt to put the military above the law.
It will effectively introduce a statute of limitations on war crimes committed by British soldiers overseas. This means that it'll make it almost impossible to prosecute soldiers for war crimes or acts of torture committed more than five years ago.
It could mean the UK lets war criminals and torturers off the hook.
But torture is still torture — even if it took place five years ago.
A breach of international human rights law
This Bill is a blatant breach of international human rights law.
Furthermore, this Bill is also an insult to those values the Armed Forces uphold — day in, day out — even in the face of severe challenges. It focuses on protecting those that commit abuses, rather than on holding them to account in the right way.
Torture has no place in our society. War crimes have no place in our society.
Find out more
Read more in our blog: 5 things you need to know about the Overseas Operations Bill.