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.

UK government faces legal challenge over MOD refusal to detail civilian harm

The upcoming tribunal challenging the UK Ministry of Defence’s refusal to disclose details on civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria marks a crucial moment for military transparency, with Airwars advocating for openness akin to that of the US and Dutch governments.

Ben Roberts-Smith’s SASR defamation case sends shockwaves through Australia

Ben Roberts-Smith, a highly decorated soldier, is at the center of a high-profile defamation case in Australia, accused of war crimes. The trial, the first of its kind in the country, has significant legal and cultural implications.

The 20th anniversary of the Iraq War: a reflection on its profound impact on British politics and global affairs

The Iraq War serves as a reminder of the perils of groupthink and the grim results of squeezing complex realities into simple narratives.