Friday, February 3, 2023

Not even close

Myanmar's military government has imposed new rules on 37 townships. Treason and spreading false information will be tried by military courts, with no appellate review by a court -- death penalties will be reviewed by the junta chief. Details here.

Among the countries that regularly try civilians in military courts: Uganda, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt.

Appellate review of military trials is called for by Principle No. 15 of the 2006 UN Draft Principles Governing the Administration of Justice Through Military Tribunals: "Everyone convicted of a crime shall have the right to have his or her conviction and sentence reviewed by a higher tribunal according to law."

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