Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

Victim or villain..?

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A The Day Briefing: The Laws of War dropped into my mailbox today. The gist of this discursive ‘Hot Topic’ piece is that, “Yesterday a British marine had his murder conviction for killing an injured Taliban fighter reduced to manslaughter. The case has raised several tricky questions. When is killing allowed?”

Important moral and legal questions are mooted for pupils to debate; about war, about the Geneva Convention, and about when you are allowed to kill another person…

Click on the photo for a link to a Guardian article on the court case!

This is an excellent resource for pupils studying RME and/or Citizenship, and, well, basically anyone with a passing interest in the moral dilemmas and ethical issues of our age. 😉

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