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Discussion in 'Education news' started by BigFrankEM, Feb 8, 2016.
It's the fault of human rights compensation lawyers:
"Ministry of Defence officials, scarred by accusations of abuses against British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, are said to be afraid of creating another “rod for their own back” by extending human rights laws".
Schools (and many other non-military targets) are already an illegal target under the terms of the Geneva Convention to which the UK has signed up for,
Should the building cease to be a school but something of military importance then it can be hit, although since they are generally in civilian areas it is avoided when possible.
The problem occurs when civilian buildings and their occupants are used as human targets, ie; a working school is used to store weapons. Again this contravenes the Geneva Convention but terrorists and insurgent forces often don't care. But if, I remember correctly, even now it still remains an illegal target. No responsible country or it's military wants to inflict civiilan casulties since it undermines any "hearts and minds" campaign (and morally wrong).
Well at least you didn't blame the Syrian parents for bombing their own children's schools !