Stop Press: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Act 2021

Stop Press: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Act 2021

Jurisdiction: England; Wales

Royal Assent Date: 29 April 2021

Summary: This Act makes provision about legal proceedings in connection with operations of the armed forces outside the British Islands. It comes into force partly on 29 April 2021, and fully on such day as the Secretary of State or the Lord Chancellor may by regulations appoint.

Provision is made to:

• provide greater certainty for service personnel and veterans in relation to vexatious claims and prosecution of historical events, that occurred in the uniquely complex environment of armed conflict overseas