Category: UK Policy & Operations

Britain’s military capabilities and commitments are diverse and growing. Increasingly, the UK is relying on unconventional and remote force, light footprint operations and partnerships in response to security threats overseas.

Parliament is unable to adequately scrutinise and oversee these actions, due to the inability of existing mechanisms to adapt. Nor does Parliament have access to central legal positions, policies and guidance that inform these deployments.

Recent revelations of UK involvement in war crimes, directly and via partnerships, highlights the need for robust parliamentary mechanisms to enable meaningful scrutiny of military operations, guidance, policy and strategy. This is at the heart of our Group’s work.