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Legislative Scrutiny: The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill

Legislative scrutiny

The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 18 March 2020.  A date for Second Reading has yet to be announced. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill state that its purpose to “to provide greater certainty for Service personnel and veterans in relation to vexatious claims and prosecution of historical events, that occurred in the uniquely complex environment of armed conflict overseas.”

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Friday 11 September 2020.

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  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA