Selective secrecy: AOAV criticises UK Minister Johnny Mercer’s lack of transparency on military misconduct

Minister Johnny Mercer outlined alleged British military misconducts in a 2021 interview but then denied FOI request and later.refused to disclose similar information to an independent inquiry.

Opinion: Conservative minister Johnny Mercer’s refusal to disclose identities of critical witnesses in SAS war crimes inquiry undermines the rule of law

Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer’s decision not to provide whistleblower names to an independent inquiry into alleged British special forces war crimes in Afghanistan raises critical concerns about the supremacy of democratic principles and the rule of law over personal loyalties.

Independent Inquiry relating to Afghanistan: day 1

On the first day of the Independent Inquiry Relating to Afghanistan, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave and Oliver Glasgow KC highlighted allegations of extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces between 2010-2013, with Glasgow outlining seven crucial cases and emphasizing the Inquiry’s commitment to unveiling the truth and ensuring justice.

Killed in their beds: UK Special Forces accused of unlawful killings in night raids in Afghanistan

An ongoing inquiry unveils allegations against UK special forces for conducting unlawful night raids in Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of civilians, including children, sparking nationwide controversy and demanding justice for the victims.

Ministry of Defence under scrutiny: concerns over lack of transparency and accountability in inquiry response

The Ministry of Defence’s response to the independent inquiry into allegations of unlawful killings by UK armed forces in Afghanistan raises concerns about a lack of transparency, accountability, and ambition for fair and full disclosure, potentially undermining public trust and the pursuit of justice.

Action on Armed Violence request for Core Participant Status in the Independent Inquiry Relating to Afghanistan rejected

Despite the rejection of Action on Armed Violence’s application for Core Participant status in the independent inquiry into alleged unlawful activities by British armed forces in Afghanistan, AOAV remains committed to contributing to the pursuit of truth and justice.

Lord Justice calls for evidence in independent inquiry into allegations of unlawful activity by British Armed Forces in Afghanistan

Lord Justice calls for evidence in an independent inquiry into allegations of unlawful activity by British armed forces during operations in Afghanistan between mid-2010 and mid-2013.