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Baha Mousa was allegedly beaten to death in police custody. Both his death and the death of an Iraqi police commissioner were allegedly caused by soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment. The two High Court judges must decide whether the Human Rights Act 1998 applies to the British troops in South East Iraq during the period of occupation and, if so, whether there should be an independent inquiry to investigate the alleged deaths of Iraqi civilians. If the High Court found in favour of a public inquiry, he and other lawyers would represent 37 Iraqi families whose relatives had allegedly been either killed, tortured or seriously injured by British troops. "This case involves issues which are not only important to the victims and their families and their right to redress, but also extremely significant in having the capacity to ensure that future conflicts, occupation and peacekeeping operations are subject to human rights law."