Britain's ruling Conservative government is going to announce plans on Tuesday to protect Britain's armed forces from legal claims made against them for actions during war.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is expected to announce at the Tory party conference in Birmingham new measures to protect soldiers from being sued or going to prison.
Fallon will say that most of the "vexatious" legal claims against soldiers that "risk their lives to protect us" come from those using the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the UK government's new move will effectively suspend Article Two (right to life) and Article Five (right to liberty) during future conflicts — another huge post-Brexit blow to the European Union.
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