Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ghost pilot case delayed for jurisdictional ruling

Uganda's general court-martial has stayed proceedings while the civilian High Court adjudicates whether the court-martial has jurisdiction over a civilian government employee. The case involves a fake Russian helicopter pilot who was carried on the rolls in a scam that lasted 11 years. Details here.

Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts.

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