Afghanistan

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:13 pm on 14th November 2001.

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Photo of The Earl of Erroll The Earl of Erroll Crossbench 4:13 pm, 14th November 2001

My Lords, why is there secrecy about the rules of engagement? All the troops will have to know what they are, so they will soon become public knowledge. Am I right in believing that there is now a human rights dimension which controls the behaviour of individual troops? Therefore, does the noble and learned Lord agree that this aspect needs very careful scrutiny and examination?