URGENT: in its current form, the Overseas Operations Bill would effectively decriminalise torture. Write to your MP today to stop it.
This government wants to decriminalise torture and other crimes against humanity by British soldiers.
That is what they would be doing if they pass the Overseas Operations Bill, due to be voted on by MPs on Wednesday 21st April.
The House of Lords just voted in favour of an amendment that would exclude torture and other serious international crimes from the Bill. Now, the Bill is returning to the House of Commons.
It’s up to us to let MPs know that we need them to back this amendment. Torture should never go unpunished.
The UK has historically led the way in opposing torture. If the UK introduces this law now, what’s to stop other states from doing the same?
If we don’t act now, this Bill could give the green light to torturers everywhere. We can’t let that happen.
Will you take 30 seconds today to write to your MP, and ask that they oppose this bill?
Writer and Survivors Speak OUT member