To Helmand and Back

Ben Stanford

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalCriminal Law & Justice Weekly
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2017


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