|HHJ Jeff Blackett|
The Judge Advocate
We would, however, like to make it clear that, when reviewing the matters the subject of our judgement, we could see no basis for any criticism of the conduct of the court martial by the Judge Advocate General [His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett]. He left the issues which had been raised by the prosecution and the defence during the hearing of the court martial to the Board in an entirely fair and proper manner.The court's summary of the judgement can be found here.
This means he will now earn remission on any sentence passed by the CMAC, when it decides at the sentencing hearing.ReplyDelete
The decision is of particular interest to the "shifted normality" experienced by those in particularly brutal combat zones. A good example is to be found in the book, "Forgotten Soldier", by Guy Sajer