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.

Veteran’s minister Mercer given ultimatum in Afghanistan Inquiry

Johnny Mercer faces a legal ultimatum to disclose whistleblower identities in an inquiry into alleged unlawful SAS killings in Afghanistan, with potential jail or fines for non-compliance.

SAS members detained over alleged war crimes in Syria comes amid wider scrutiny of Britain’s ‘elite’ forces

British military police have detained five SAS members for alleged war crimes in Syria, spotlighting the elite unit’s conduct amidst ongoing investigations into unlawful killings in Afghanistan and involvement in a domestic drug network

Senior UK General faces allegations of concealing evidence on extrajudicial killings by SAS in Afghanistan

A top British general is reported by BBC to have withheld evidence of alleged extrajudicial killings by the SAS in Afghanistan

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.

Expanding UK military partnerships: accountability and civilian harm comes under the spotlight

The Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights report highlights that the UK’s growing military partnerships risk increased civilian harm and decreased accountability, urging the need for stronger civilian harm mitigation policies.

Coup leader completed UK military leadership course weeks before forcefully seizing power

Political speakers included Armed Forces Minister James Heappey and House of Commons Defence Select Committee Chair Tobias Ellwood and Vice Chair John Spellar.

AOAV welcomes Ministry of Defence proposal for a judge-led review into allegations of SAS extra-judicial killings in Afghanistan

The MOD has proposed an independent review into 54 suspicious killings carried out by one SAS unit in Afghanistan.