Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Another case of the slows

Much military justice in fact involves administrative rather than court-martial proceedings. What if a nation's grievance body takes forever to decide on a grievance? And how long is too long? A South African court has held that two years is more than enough, according to this report.

In the United States, Congress has struggled to get the boards for correction of military and naval records to act more promptly on record-correction applications. The Administrative Procedure Act does afford a right of action for unreasonable delay, but the standards are both high and amorphous, and relief is rarely granted.

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