Friday, August 26, 2016

Choice of forum

Whether particular offenses by military personnel should be tried in military or civilian court is a continuing area of interest and, in some countries, controversy. Here is a case from Australia where an enlisted man is charged in civilian court for child pornography and other offenses committed on deployment in the Emirates. See what you think? Is Australian law misconceived by permitting these offenses to be tried in civilian court, or does the country deserve an ovation?

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