Reflects on the Court Martial Appeal Court decision in R. v Blackman (Alexander Wayne) on whether a soldier who had killed a wounded insurgent in Helmand province, Afghanistan, should have his murder conviction replaced with one of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. Identifies procedural and other issues with the case going beyond its criminal law focus to encompass the UK's duties under the ECHR art.2 and the art.15 derogation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Criminal Law & Justice Weekly|
|Publication status||Published - 20 May 2017|