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R (Catherine Smith) and the Assistant Deputy Coroner for Oxfordshire v Secretary of State for Defence [2008] EWHC 694 (Admin), 11.4.08

This is the much publicised case in which the High Court ruled that sending troops into combat with defective equipment might constitute a breach of ECHR Art 2 (right to life). It is understood that the Ministry of Defence intends to appeal the decision in an effort to obtain "clarification" of the law.

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