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see military lawmilitary law,
system of rules established for the government of persons in the armed forces. In most countries the legislature establishes the code of military law. It is distinguished from both martial law (rule by domestic military forces over an area) and military government
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As well as looking at past cases, the book contains a useful outline of contemporary courts martial procedure in the United Kingdom.
Both cases concerned trials by courts martial held since the rules were changed because of earlier human rights cases.
It has been used to undermine similar courts martial in Strasbourg, France.
Further functions are set out within the Courts Martial (Royal Air Force) Rules 1997, SI 1997 and No 171 made by the Secretary of State in accordance with his powers under Section 103 of the Air Force Act 1955.
But the pounds 45,000-a-year officer fell foul of military law himself because he passed the message in a note via a court orderly - a move strictly forbidden during courts martial.
In this way, efforts to conduct courts martial of offenses occurring on "small bases" are further complicated.