Archive for the 'courts martial' Category

Plymouth navy ‘objector’ medic before court martial – BBC News

“A Royal Navy medic from Plymouth has appeared before a court martial on a charge of wilful disobedience for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Twaite – WLR Daily

Regina v Twaite [2010] EWCA Crim 2973; [2010] WLR (D) 342

“Majority verdicts at a hearing before a Courts Martial were not, as a matter of principle, on that account alone to be regarded as blemished by unfairness or uncertainty or lack of safety.”

WLR Daily, 22nd December 2010

Source: http://www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Military justice – BBC Law in Action

“Joshua Rozenberg asks whether recent reforms to the military justice system are sufficient to restore confidence in the way the armed forces deal with crimes committed by their own troops.”

Podcast

BBC Law in Action, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two Royal Marines dismissed over assault of Afghan prisoner – The Guardian

“Two Royal Marines were sentenced today for assaulting an Afghan prisoner held on suspicion of planting a bomb. Sergeant Mark Leader, based at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, was found guilty by a court martial panel of assault causing actual bodily harm on Mohammad Ekhlas on March 19 last year. Captain Jody Wheelhouse, from 45 Commando, Arbroath, Scotland, admitted the same offence at an earlier hearing. Wheelhouse was sentenced to dismissal with disgrace, while Leader was dismissed.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Awol soldier Joe Glenton in jail sentence appeal – BBC News

“A soldier who was jailed after refusing to return to Afghanistan is appealing against his sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mother assesses ‘beasting’ review – BBC News

“The mother of a soldier who died after an army punishment is considering a judicial review to overturn a decision not to court-martial those involved.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Afghan war unlawful, says ‘deserter’ – The Independent

“A soldier facing court martial over his refusal to serve in Afghanistan is expected to claim in his defence that the war is unlawful.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Army training instructors guilty of mistreatment at Catterick Garrison – Daily Telegraph

“Two Army training instructors have been found guilty of ill-treating young recruits at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Courts martial reforms outlined

“Prosecutors and military police are to forge closer links as part of a reformed courts martial system.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Courts martial after BBC filming – BBC News

“Four Army training instructors will face courts martial after allegations of abuse that came to light during an undercover investigation by the BBC.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No court martial for sergeant blamed over soldiers’ deaths – The Independent

“An army sergeant who gave the wrong co-ordinates to a US warplane which dropped a 500lb bomb on British troops in Afghanistan, killing three of them, will not face a court martial, it emerged yesterday.”

Full story

The Independent, 1st November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

In re Times Newspapers Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

In re Times Newspapers Ltd and Another

Courts-Martial Appeal Court

“To be entitled to make any order for anonymity for all or any of a number of defendants in a case in which no applicable statute provided a power justifying such an order, a court had to have regard to the relevant tests identified at common law, namely, whether, absent such an order, the administration of justice would be seriously affected or there was a real and immediate risk to the life of any of the defendants.”

The Times, 31st October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

In re Times Newspapers Ltd and another – WLR Daily

In re Times Newspapers Ltd and another [2008] EWCA Crim 2396; [2008] WLR (D) 331

For a court to order the anonymisation of defendants’ names in a case in which no applicable statute provided a power justifying such an order, careful regard would have to be had to the relevant tests identified at common law, viz whether, absent such an order, the administration of justice would be seriously affected or there was a real and immediate risk to the life of any of the defendants.”

WLR Daily, 28th October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Two years for soldier’s shooting – BBC News

“A British soldier who shot dead a colleague while ‘playing’ with a rifle in Iraq in 2007 has been sentenced to two years in an Army detention centre.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Arnold – Times Law Reports

Regina v Arnold

Courts-Martial Appeal Court

“The Courts-Martial Appeal Court had no jurisdiction to entertain an appeal by a prosecutor unless at, or before informing the court that it intended to appeal the prosecutor had agreed that the accused should be acquitted of the charge if leave to appeal was not obtained.”

The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Campaigners petition MPs to clear executed admiral – The Guardian

“The moment that guaranteed Admiral Byng’s immortality was, sadly, his last. In March 1757 the unfortunate sailor was found guilty of neglect of duty by a court martial, hauled onto the quarter-deck of his flagship and shot dead by a firing squad.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Six SAS men accused over missing £250,000 jungle cash – The Times

“Six SAS soldiers have become the first members of the regiment to be charged with embezzling army funds, it was revealed last night.”

Full story

The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina v Brown (Kirsty) – Times Law Reports

Regina v. Brown (Kirsty)

Courts-Martial Appeal Court

“There was no principle by which a serviceman absent without leave ceased to be under an obligation to obey a lawful order.”

The Times, 16th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication

Lawyers in Basra death case win access to files – The Independent

“Lawyers acting for the father of an Iraqi man beaten to death while in the custody of the British military have claimed a breakthrough which could help discover ‘what went wrong and who was responsible’.”

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The Independent, 4th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Appeal on Iraqi civilian ‘torture death’ to begin – Daily Telegraph

“Five of Britain’s most senior judges will begin hearing an appeal this week that could lead to independent inquiries into the deaths of Iraqi civilians at the hands of British troops in Iraq.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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