Sunday, July 22, 2018

The (slow) march of time in Indian military justice

We learn from this Tribune News Service account of a decision of India's Armed Forces Tribunal mitigating the sentence in the court-martial of an army captain. The accused was the first woman officer tried for professional dereliction. Here's the disturbing part: the general court-martial occurred in 2009, and it has taken until now -- nine years later -- for the AFT to complete its review of her appeal. The judgment in Kaur v. Union of India seems not to be on the AFT's website yet.

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