The conduct of pre-trial in military law - practice and procedure / Azhar Ahmad and Hanif Zakaria

Ahmad, Azhar and Zakaria, Hanif (2005) The conduct of pre-trial in military law - practice and procedure / Azhar Ahmad and Hanif Zakaria. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


The military law can be considered as a unique set of laws applicable during peace and war. (Unlike the civil laws, military law is administered by its own judicial officials which the power honoured to those who hold the Royal Commission and as such is regarded as qualification to administer the law which eliminates the existence of permanent judiciary' body like the one in the civil law system). The Armed Forces came into existence with a
strong and precise discipline among its members and this system required a set of different laws. Any breach of discipline is dealt with internally and punishment is very much different as compared to the civil law. In contrast, except for the Court Martial, the exercise of military trial is alien to the normal citizens. There are however a set of rules and regulations which governed the procedural aspect side of this exercise but since it is dealt with internally, the tendency of these rules to be violated is very high. The violation, if it occurs will be dealt with internally as well. The pre-trial should be conducted as fair as the procedure in the Court
Martial though the former is a much simpler procedure.
Perhaps the pre-trial is an efficient practice to maintain disciplines among members of the armed forces. But how far this procedure and practice is conducted fairly is unknown and the purpose of this paper is to try to unveil the procedural aspects of pre-trial which have been conducted in the armed forces; to highlight the defects (if any) and to provide solutions to the defects, if possible.


Item Type: Student Project
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Ahmad, Azhar
Zakaria, Hanif
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law > National defense. Military law
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: Military law, Rule, Pre-trial
Date: October 2005
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