Thursday, March 26, 2020

Military trials suspended in UK

His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett
The Judge Advocate General
The following announcement is from the UK Military Court Service website:
Coronavirus update 24 March 2020 
In light of the Prime Minister’s statement on 23 March 2020 concerning the current coronavirus pandemic, the Judge Advocate General has directed that the Military Courts will suspend all proceedings, except for urgent hearings (for example to hear custody applications and reviews) until at least 20 April 2020. A further direction will be given in due course in relation to hearings scheduled to take place from 20 April 2020 onwards. In the meantime, all urgent hearings will be conducted remotely by video conference.
Editor's Note: Coincidentally, March 24 is Articles of War Day, the anniversary of the day George III issued the 1774 Articles.

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