Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Guardia Civil and military justice

This article from El País about the incarceration of an officer of the Guardia Civil offers the following information about the changing reach of Spanish military justice:
In 2007, the Government led by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero reformed the Military Criminal Code, so that it only applies to members of the Civil Guard in case of war, state of siege, when they carry out military missions or are integrated into Army units. 
However, in 2015 the PP Government approved a counter-reform that extended the jurisdiction of military justice over members of "the armed institution" to all crimes against discipline, including that of insult to superior, for which [Luis Miguel Pouso Rodríguez] has been convicted.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are subject to moderation and must be submitted under your real name. Anonymous comments will not be posted (even though the form seems to permit them).