Monday, October 23, 2017

Military justice system review planned in UK

BT reports:
An independent review of the British military justice system, including the controversial use of majority verdicts in courts martial, is to be carried out, the Government has announced.

The Tory administration said the move was aimed to ensure the system “was effective as it can be for the 21st century”.

It follows calls for the court martial system to be brought into line with the civil courts, with the right for the most serious cases, such as rape and murder, to be tried by a jury and overseen by a judge.
The consultation will apparently not be conducted in public. Editor's note: that sounds like a self-inflicted wound in an era of transparency.

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