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UK human rights lawyer struck off for Iraq War allegations

Feb 03, 2017 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

(JURIST) - Phil Shiner, a disgraced human rights lawyer, is no longer allowed to practice law after being struck off Thursday after having 12 charges of misconduct proved against him. Shiner raised a myriad of allegations that British troops tortured and killed Iraqis during the Iraq War. An earlier investigation found Shiner had deliberately fabricated the claims. He had previously admitted to nine ethical charges and to acting recklessly.

Allegations of crimes committed by UK soldiers in...