Thursday, 30th July 2020

In this first episode, David Ellis discusses 'Lawfare': the rules of engagement which British armed forces are required to operate under. Formerly the Geneva Convention, now European Human Rights rules. The effect of this change has been wide reaching, from the prosecution of veterans, to the relationship between the UK, USA and EU.

David interviews Dennis Hutchings, a British army veteran who faces prosecution for attempted murder over an incident in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, despite having a letter from the government informing him he has no case to answer.