Saturday, May 26, 2018

Free speech and retired officers -- a case from Pakistan

Did a retired general officer violate Pakistan's code of conduct? Here is a first report, but one must assume there will be more about this case.

Dissent by retirees has from time to time caused government officials to crack down by using the military justice system. Cases from Chile, Mexico and Venezuela, for example, come to mind . . .

Human rights jurisprudence disfavors the exercise of military jurisdiction over civilians. Are retirees who are deeply unlikely to ever be recalled for duty civilians for this purpose? The U.S. claims and on rare occasions exercises military jurisdiction over retirees.

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