Wednesday 11 January 2017 / 4:19 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

It is vital that all UK military and security action complies with both domestic and international law – Baroness Shami Chakrabarti

Baroness
Shami Chakrabarti, Labour’s Shadow Attorney General
, responding to the
Attorney General’s announcement concerning the legal basis for
British military strikes against terror targets overseas, said:

“It is
a fundamental principle that all governments make the safety of their citizens
their first priority but it is vital that all UK military and security
action complies with both domestic and international law. Such law cannot be
"updated” or modified simply by making speeches or for expedience
alone.“