Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Commanders in chief and forum choice in Burma

Burmese military personnel . . . enjoy effective immunity as the commander in chief serves as final arbiter in matters of military jurisdiction. However, since 2011 the military commander has referred some cases of military personnel to be prosecuted in civilian courts for offenses related to sexual violence against women and young girls, use of child soldiers, and murder.

From this Human Rights Watch statement on 
immunity for former presidents, December 23, 2015

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