The piece written by Marina Wheeler criticised The Times leader on human rights in armed conflict.

Marina defended the government’s proposal to derogate from the Convention under Article 15, when deploying troops in conflicts overseas arguing that, in 2011, the European Court of human rights in Strasbourg departed from previous case law and extended the scope of the convention beyond the territory of contracting states. The government proposals would restore the prior position and primacy of international humanitarian law.

Marina has previously acted for the ministry of Defence in cases involving the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Judgment of the Supreme Court is eagerly awaited in one case, MOD v Serdar Mohammed.