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MoD pays £1.3m compensation to Afghans for death, injury and damage – The Guardian

“Afghan civilians compensated for deaths, injuries and property damage caused by British forces received £1.3m last year from the Ministry of Defence – but this was, on average, less than half of what they asked for.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jack Straw hearing to end Iraq inquiry public hearings – BBC News

“Jack Straw is to give evidence to the Iraq Inquiry for a third time, as its public hearings come to an end.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chilcot inquiry’s credibility ‘is on edge of an abyss’ – The Guardian

“The credibility of the Chilcot inquiry into the invasion of Iraq is ‘on the edge of an abyss’ because of its lack of transparency, a leading international lawyer warned today.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tony Blair summoned back to Chilcot inquiry into Iraq war – The Guardian

“Members of panel are believed to be concerned about damaging and conflicting evidence revealed since former PM’s last appearance.”

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The Guardian, 26th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘No legal case’ for Iraq invasion – Law Society’s Gazette

“Human rights lawyers have claimed that the UK had no legal case for its 2003 invasion of Iraq, in a submission to the Chilcot Inquiry seen by the Gazette.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lord Goldsmith questions the MoD’s practices in Iraq – BBC News

“The former Labour government’s top legal adviser during the Iraq war has questioned whether the British military justice system is fit for purpose.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MoD settles stressed press officer case – BBC News

“A Ministry of Defence press officer who claimed he suffered from stress-related illnesses after being ‘frugal with the truth’ about troops’ safety in Iraq has settled his case with his employer.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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