Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stress on military judicial independence in Arab states conference

The Kuwait News Agency [KUNA] carries this report from Amman on a first-of-its-kind regional conference on military justice in Arab countries:
The first Arab military judiciary conference stressed Thursday importance of enshrining the independence of military judiciary principle in laws and constitutions as it is a significant part of the judicial authority.
Concluding their three-day meeting, participants called for introducing objective and procedural reforms to achieve this goal.
They recommended increasing the levels of litigation at military courts in order to be in conjunction with civil courts system and to attain international standards for fair trial.
The conferees also stressed importance of establishing a permanent Arab military judiciary body to boost cooperation among military judiciary institutions in Arab countries.
The Kuwaiti delegation presented during today's session a paper outlining legislative and legal developments of Kuwaiti military judiciary since its establishment, Dr. Khaled Al-Otaibi, head of the Kuwaiti delegation, stated to KUNA.
The Kuwaiti paper also highlighted Kuwaiti military judiciary's significant accomplishments, disciplinary trials and proposed laws, he added.
Delegations from Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE, Oman, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian Authority, Tunisia, Yemen and the Arab League participated in the conference.
If any readers of Global Military Justice Reform can tell us more about this conference, please post a comment. 

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