Monday, December 27, 2021

Tug of War?

Three junior officers of the Philippine Army are being sought in connection with the shooting of at least six civilians. Details here. The Army and the National Police are reported to be coordinating, but who should/will decide whether the officers are tried in civilian court or a court-martial? Human rights jurisprudence indicates that where a human rights violation has occurred and the victims are civilians, offenses should be tried in the civilian courts. Watch this space.

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