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


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