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Legal grounds for intervention in Libya? – Law Society’s Gazette

“In the midst of rapid developments at the diplomatic and military level concerning the Gaddafi regime, it is important to remember that Libya is no stranger to UN sanctions or bombing by NATO member state warplanes.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Armed Forces vote delayed – Daily Telegraph

“New laws on the treatment of the Armed Forces have been delayed, prompting speculation that ministers are about to retreat over the military covenant.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Plymouth navy ‘objector’ medic before court martial – BBC News

“A Royal Navy medic from Plymouth has appeared before a court martial on a charge of wilful disobedience for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Targeting Gaddafi is allowed by UN resolution, international lawyers say – The Guardian

“Targeting Muammar Gaddafi and his military high command is permissible under the broadly drawn terms of the UN security council resolution, according to many international lawyers.”

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The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: In full: UK government’s legal advice on Libya

Colchester ex-para medal theft sentence cut – BBC News

“An ex-paratrooper who stole comrades’ campaign medals while they served in Afghanistan has had his sentence cut to two years on appeal.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Deepcut families call for inquiry after review criticises police – The Independent

“Fresh demands for a public inquiry into the deaths of four young recruits shot at Deepcut Army barracks were issued last night after a new review revealed serious shortcomings in the way police investigated the cases.”

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The Independent, 13th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan get over £20m – BBC News

“UK troops injured in Afghanistan due to Ministry of Defence negligence have been paid more almost £10.5m in compensation over the last four years, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 9th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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