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Cases/Resources Links to military cases and caselaw sources
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Courts-Martial & Disciplinary System (UK)
Links to Legislation, cases and some terms of service
    General Links - for courts-martial practitioners
    Air Force
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4. FAQ Frequently asked questions
5. Financial Allowances, compensation, redundancy, costs
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International (Domestic) Links Non-UK Domestic links
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International European, UN etc links (also Geneva Conventions)
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Jobs for Leavers Search for employment opportunities with specialist recruitment agencies for ex-forces personnel
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Military/Military Legal Links All sorts (apart from court-martial & disciplinary links - see above).
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Next Assignment Appointments For Military Lawyers
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Operational Information UK MoD source
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Other Other Useful and/or interesting Links
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Quick Links for Practitioners Designed for the court-martial practitioner
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Search Java and PicoSearch of the Aspals Site
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Types of Military Court Find out more about developments prior to and since the 2006 Act
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UK Legal Assorted UK Domestic Links
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Welfare Support and Welfare sites for servicemen and their families


Cases/Resources
Aspals First instance military and appellate decisions. Free
Free source of case law. Excellent
Selection of judgments available on-line
Somes sources of case law.  Links to Crown Court Lists
Court Decisions & excellent search facility - Free
Judgments on-line. Free source of case law. Excellent
Please note that as from 1st October 2009, the Supreme Court replaced the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords.
Short Case Summaries from the ICLR  Free    
Publishers of Session Cases.     
Subscription service. Very comprehensive.
Decided case resource (formerly the House of Lords)
Short Case summaries from the Weekly Law Reports      

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Financial Matters
Makes several amendments to the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) Order 2011 amending the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)to increase the value of the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), to add or amend some descriptors in the Tariff and to introduce references to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015 to enable adjustment of awards, in line with the scheme rules, when pensions are paid. In force on 6th April 2015.
MoD page with links concerning Armed Forces Pensions Compensation and Veterans - the 1975 and 2005 schemes
Consequential provisions in relation to public service pensions for the armed forces. Certain current members of public service pension schemes are to join new pension schemes ("new schemes") as active members, whilst retaining certain benefits in their existing pension schemes ("old schemes").
Amends the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) Order 2011 which provides for benefits to be payable to or in respect of a person by reason of injury, illness or death, which is caused (wholly or partly) by service in the regular or reserve armed forces. In force on 6th April 2015.
SI 2008 No. 2942, which increases the amount of compensation payable to servicemen for claims determined or revised on or after 15th December 2008. It also provides for a new form of benefit to be paid.
Information about entitlements when membership of the armed forces ceases.
Amendments to the Armed Forces Pension Regulations 2014 and the Armed Forces Early Departure Payments Scheme Regulations 2014 including the introduction of a cost cap figure into the Armed Forces Pension Regulations 2014. In force, 1 April 2015
In force 31st October 2009. They enable the Service Courts and the Court Martial Appeal Court to make wasted costs orders.     
Order amending the two redundancy compensation schemes for the regular Armed Forces. It also amends the Armed Forces Resettlement Commutation Scheme 2010, the Armed Forces Resettlement Grant Scheme 2010 and the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005.
This Order consolidates the existing rules for redundancy and other benefits under the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 ("the AFPS 1975") and makes some amendments with regard to the level of some payments. The Schemes set out in Parts 3, 4 and 5 only apply to a person who joined the armed forces before 6th April 2005. This Order revokes 2010, SI 2010/345 to provide clarification at article 36.
Scheme for making payments to members of the armed forces on redundancy.
Regulations to make provision in relation to the service of process in connection with proceedings for a maintenance order or for ancillary proceedings in connection with such an order when the person to be served is a "relevant person" within the meaning of section 355(3)(a) of the Armed Forces Act 2006. In force 31st October 2009.     

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International (Domestic) Links
Prevention of US personnel from prosecution by the ICC
Legal Finder. Very Good
Well organised legal research tool.
Their Homepage
Good research tool for US issues

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International
The London home of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT), which was established in 1997 by FIELD in London and the Center on International Cooperation at New York University.
Non-profit enterprise dedicated to educating the public about issues affecting the rule of law
Non-profit New York corporation - questions efficacy of UN
DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance through security sector reform to support effective, efficient security sectors which are accountable to the state and its citizens
One of the world's leading organizations for the analysis of important international issues.
Text of the treaty, also available in pdf format. Entered into force on 23 December 2010
The 1948 Convention (in text format). See also the explanatory notes by Professor William A. Schabas.
A much-criticised Convention. (Links to Minnesota University site). See also the UK United Nations Personnel Act 1997.
A detailed database of all countries that impose the death penalty
European Court & Other Legal Links - official page.
Direct Link
Court Decisions
The European Treaty TEU, (2003/C 321/02) (consolidated)
See also: Treay of Lisbon
Agreement between EU Member States concerning the status of seconded military and civilian staff
Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Consolidated version 2012)
Direct Link to relevant ICRC page
Interesting site with a wealth of information, but in German
For all who are interested in Human Rights.
Lots of very relevant and important Links
One of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights
International Crime Fighters
Many valuable links for the military lawyer
Homepage
Their homepage.         
UK domestic statute
Link to ICC Statute (official UN Site)
Judgments on-line. Excellent and extremely useful site. Watch the proceedings live.
ICTY Court Records Database providing access to all public court records from the first filing made at the Tribunal in 1994 through to today. Free source of case law, after initial registration. Excellent
An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
An independent, non-profit humanitarian organisation founded in 1970.
The Homepage of this organisation for military lawyers
The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world.
The United Nations web portal
On-line access to the Charter.    
United Nations Office of Legal Affairs provides a unified central legal service for the Secretariat and the principal and other organs of the United Nations and contribute to the progressive development and codification of international public and trade law.
Formal expressions of the opinion or will of United Nations organs.
Yale University research Tools to Locate UN Information
Registration and Publication of Treaties.         

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Jobs for ex-forces
A growing community of active, retired and prospective soldiers and sailors.
The only networking database serving the personal employment and business needs of ex-UK Forces people in the global workplace. Through The List, employers and recruiters in every economic sector have access to this source of human talent.   

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Military/Military Law
In force 31st October 2009. These Regulations make provision as to the discharge of members of the regular forces, and their transfer to a reserve force.    
In force: 31st October 2009. These Regulations make provision with respect to the enlistment of persons in the regular forces.     
Where a financial penalty is awarded against any person, the Defence Council or any authorised person may make a" financial penalty enforcement order" for the registration of the penalty by the relevant court. In force 31st October 2009.     
Under section 334 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 a person subject to service law, or who has ceased to be subject to service law, who thinks himself wronged in any matter relating to his service, may make a service complaint about the matter.
Creation of a Service Complaints Ombudsman - to come into force on a day appointed by the Secretary of State
Service Complaints Commissioner to deal with the referral of allegations a person subject to service law has been wronged in a prescribed way.
MoD page with links concerning Armed Forces Pensions Compensation and Veterans - the 1975 and 2005 schemes
Regulations making transitional provision for members of existing armed forces final salary pension and employee retirement benefit schemes in the light of new, career average pension and retirement benefit schemes made under section 1 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013. In force from 1st April 2015
UK Military humour and topical message board .
Royal Navy Articles of War - 1757.    
Regulations to amend the Army Act 1955 (Part 1) (Regular Army) Regulations 1992 ("the principal Regulations") which make provision in respect of enlistment of recruits and generally for the carrying into effect of Part 1 of the Army Act 1955.   Revoked
Forfeiture of service for period of absence resulting from confessions by deserters. In force 31st October 2009    
In force 31st October 2009. Revoking The Armed Forces (Terms of Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2009.    
Regulations make provision as to terms and conditions of service for other ranks in the regular army.
A reading list of useful/interesting articles, with onward links.
The association aims to assist and train practitioners in the better provision of advice and guidance to the Armed Forces
UK Germany based forces news page.
Organisation designed to represent members of the British armed forces. Join now.
Look up a BFPO number for correspondence.
Official Home of Canadian Judge Advocate General
Brings together law academics at Bournemouth University engaging in interdisciplinary research into and scholarship around Conflict, the Rule of Law and the role of legal regulation in our Society.
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons - Downloadable as a single or multiple part file.
Aspals Case updater (including appeals/JR hearings).
For UK Defence Statistics.
US Military Terms - useful
Immunity from legal process for persons who are military or civilian staff seconded to the institutions of the European Union, of the headquarters and forces which may be made available to the European Union in the context of the preparation and execution of the tasks referred to in Article 17(2) of the Treaty on European Union.     
Find old Service friends, plus lots more.
Essential reference tool for current MJS debate and comment, created and hosted by Eugene R. Fidell.
Yale Law School Global Seminar Page    Yale Law School's 2014 Global Seminar on Military Justice Reform.
Official Pages
Makes make provision as to certain international headquarters and defence organisations.
See also: The International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2009 - SI No. 704, in force from 19th March 2009     
A site for operational lawyers, by Judge Evan Wallach
*Interactive* Outline Of The Law Of War, with lots of practical links
The organisation set up to review and investigate allegations of abuse by Iraqi civilians by UK armed forces personnel in Iraq during the period of 2003 to July 2009.
Documents also in English
Homepage of this valuable US organisation
See below for links to UK JAG
In force as from 1 March 1999
List of general military links on 123world
Summary of the key rules for the protection of children in situations of armed conflict
Homepage - with many on-line links
Basic Texts of various agreements (including SOFA)
NATO Treaty - full text     
NATO Gazette and archive
Amends the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2010 which makes provision for pensions and other awards in respect of disablement or death due to service before 6th April 2005
An exceptionally useful on-line resource
Tri-service site
US: National Institute for Military Justice. (Excellent)
Comprehensive military site. Extensive original material & link resources - Excellent
Statutory Instrument 2007 No. 1350. Amendment to provide for increases to be made to the rates of gratuities and pensions payable
Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 2893, in force on 26th July 2006. These Regulations amend the Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Additional Rights of Appeal) Regulations 2001 by providing that certain decisions made under the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006 are specified decisions, for the purpose of section 5A of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943. Consequently, such decisions attract a right of appeal to the Pensions Appeal Tribunal.
Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 2892, in force on 26th July 2006. Provide that a decision by the Secretary of State which determines whether a permanent award of compensation is made is a "specified decision", which decision consequently attracts a right of appeal.
Regulations extending category of "specified decisions" relating to entitlement to benefit, and the amount of benefit payable, under schemes under the 2004 Act
Includes a section for military pilots
An excellently presented and informative site.
Regulations to statutory provisions which impose speed limits and make amendments to other road traffic requirements to provide exemptions for drivers who are members of the special forces.   
Online community for ex-servicemen and women from the RAF, Army and Royal Navy.
SI 2006 No. 3406, in force. This Order extends the duration of a service voter's registration as an elector from 12 months to 3 years
On-line edition of the popular Service Magazine
Homepage and links, but a dearth of information for those defending at courts-martial.
Links to military and related sites. Excellent
Records of UK (Army) Courts Martial, 17th-20th Centuries, and information about the Judges Advocate     
Brings into domestic law the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel (1994)
Facts about and decisions by the court - Excellent
US Naval Criminal Investigation Service
The 2008 No. 299 - designates Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Ireland, Jordan, Montenegro, Serbia and Tajikistan as countries to which the Visiting Forces Act 1952 applies
Prosecutions of British Service Personnel

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Operational Information
An Act to make provision for giving effect to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
A much-criticised Convention. (Links to Minnesota University site). See also the UK United Nations Personnel Act 1997.
International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare, written at the invitation of the Centre by an independent 'International Group of Experts'.
Joint Doctrine that guides how UK Armed Forces conduct operations
Agreement between the Member States of the European Union concerning the status of military and civilian staff seconded to the institutions of the European Union in the context of the preparation and execution of the tasks referred to in Article 17(2) of the TEU, (2003/C 321/02)    
Direct Link to relevant ICRC page
Revised Statute from The UK Statute Law Database, to enable effect to be given to the Geneva Conventions.    
Amends The Geneva Conventions Act 1957 in relation to Grave Breaches, and introduces the "Red Crystal" as a new emblem and inserts Schedule 7 to into the Geneva Conventions Act 1957. It also amends Amendments of the United Nations Personnel Act 1997.    
Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague II); July 29, 1899, together with links to other IHL resources
Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague IV); October 18, 1907
Published by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
UK domestic statute
Also a Link to ICC Statute(official UN Site)
A site for operational lawyers, by Judge Evan Wallach
*Interactive* Outline Of The Law Of War, with lots of practical links
JSP 383: United Kingdom Law of Armed Conflict (2004 Edition) PDF [3.4 MB]. This is a reference work for members of the UK's Armed Forces and officials within MOD and other departments of HM Government.   
Law of Occupation Questions and Answers (ICRC site)
Legal Support to Operations - JSP 3-46
The text of the Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict
amendments added up to 2011  
With Commentary. Published by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law
Homepage - with many on-line links
Basic Texts of various agreements (including SOFA)
NATO Treaty - full text
NATO Gazette and archive
The official NATO Terminology Database contains non-classified military terminology, as well as non-military terminology relevant to NATO.         
Doctrine Operations and Diplomacy Publications, including JDPs and JWPs and Legal Support To Joint Operations. A wealth of information.
ICRC database catalogues the 161 rules of customary international humanitarian law, together with a commentary. The practice underlying the rules can be found in part 2. Practice.
Prepared under the auspices of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo, as at November 2009
The US Naval War College International Law Department's LOAC/IHL research e-portal. Named after Admiral Charles H. Stockton, former Naval War College President and author of the US Navy's first LOAC manual, Stockton is intended as an easily accessible research tool for scholars and practitioners working on law of armed conflict issues.
Adopted by the Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Havana, Cuba, 27 August to 7 September 1990   
See also:  Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions
On February 4, 1985, the Convention was opened for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New York. At that time, representatives of the following countries signed it: Afghanistan, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Uruguay. Subsequently, signatures were received from Venezuela on February 15, from Luxembourg and Panama on February 22, from Austria on March 14, and from the United Kingdom on March 15, 1985
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain provisions of the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9th December 1994

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Courts-Martial Links & Disciplinary System (UK)
General Links Return
JSP 833 setting out the factors when considering minor administrative action    
In force 31st October 2009. Modifications made pursuant to Section 271(2) of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (relating to sections sections 143 and 240 of the 2003 Act)    
In force 31st October 2009. This Order makes provision for a judge advocate to grant bail pending an appeal in respect of persons sentenced by the Summary Appeal Court or the Service Civilian Court.    
In force 31st October 2009. The Armed Forces Act 2006 creates a standing Court Martial. These Rules provide for the constitution and procedure of the court, including rules of evidence and powers to bring persons before the court. Additionally the Rules modify the powers of the Director of Service Prosecutions, the Court Martial and the Court Martial Appeal Court in a case in which a defendant elected Court Martial trial (or a court-martial if the election occurred before commencement). See the Explanatory Note.
In force 31st October 2009. These Regulations deal with the disposal of property which has been acquired by the service police or a person's commanding officer during the investigation of an offence.
Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 2006 No. 3244, commencement 1st January 2007. Deals with multiple entry warrants.    Revoked
Explanatory Memorandum (This is a pdf file)
Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 3243 commencement, 1st January 2007.   Revoked
These Regulations authorise minor punishments which may be imposed on offenders by the Court Martial and by commanding officers who have heard charges summarily. In force 31st October 2009.     
A naval chaplain is commissioned as such, and is not an officer. Regulation 3 ensures that for the purposes of the Armed Forces Act 2006 he is treated as if he were an officer, except that he may not sit as a member of the Court Martial or the Summary Appeal Court. Coming into force 31st October 2009.     
These Regulations relate to the provisions of Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 ("the Act"), and in particular to the investigation of suspected service offences, to the referral of cases and charges to the Director of Service Prosecutions ("DSP") and commanding officers, to the procedure for bringing charges and to related powers to amend, substitute or add charges. In force 31st October 2009.      
This Order deals primarily with the powers of search and of seizure granted to the service police under Part 3 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 ("the Act"). The main provisions in Parts 1 and 2 of the Order are, subject to modifications, equivalent to certain provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 ("PACE") relating to powers of entry, search and seizure. In force 31 October 2009    
The Air Navigation Order 2005 does not generally apply to military aircraft. Article 3 lists the offences under the Air Navigation Order that are, for the purposes of section 49 of the AFA 2006, to be prescribed Air Navigation Order offences. In force 31st October 2009.     
In force 31st October 2009. They enable the Service Courts and the Court Martial Appeal Court to make wasted costs orders.     
Supplementary provision with respect to: references under section 273(1) of the Armed Forces Act 2006 by the Attorney where the Attorney considers a sentence to be unduly lenient; or, references to the Supreme Court under section 274(1) of the Act on a point of law where the Court Martial Appeal Court has concluded such a review.     
Schedule 1 provides for the description of cases specified for the purposes of section 273(3) of the 2006 Act (Review of unduly lenient sentence by Court Martial Appeal Court). In force 31st October 2009     
The Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52) ("the Act") creates a standing Service Civilian Court. These Rules provide for the practice and procedure to be followed at the Service Civilian Court, administrative matters of the court and also make provision with regard to evidential matters such as special measures directions and hearsay evidence. In force 31st October 2009     
Statutory Instrument 2008, No. 1651. Regulations provide for the holding of inquiries by the armed forces under the Armed Forces Act 2006. In force 1st October 2008.
These Regulations prescribe requirements which may be imposed on an offender by an SSPO, in addition to a mandatory requirement not to use any entitlement to leave without the permission of his commanding officer. In force 1st October 2008.     
The Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52) ("the Act") creates a standing Summary Appeal Court. These Rules provide for the practice and procedure to be followed at the Summary Appeal Court, administrative matters of the court and also make provision with regard to evidential matters such as bad character and hearsay evidence. In force 31st October 2009.     
These Rules make provision with respect to the summary hearing by commanding officers of charges brought and allocated for summary hearing under Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52). The Rules also make provision with respect to hearings where a commanding officer may activate a suspended sentence of service detention after an individual has been convicted of an offence in the British Islands (i.e. a civilian offence rather than a service offence), committed during the operational period of the suspended sentence. In force 31st October 2009.     
These Regulations make provision for service supervision orders, which may be made by the Court Martial or the Court Martial Appeal Court in respect of offenders who are found to be unfit to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity. In force 31st October 2009.     
Ch 46. This effected radical changes.    Repealed
Introduces right to refer unduly lenient sentences; wasted costs orders; WOs to sit on C-M; powers of search and other matters. Note: you will need  Acro Reader   for this file, as it is in pdf format.
Synopsis page link here, with details of commencement orders and links to them.    Repealed
This Order brings into force section 25 of the Armed Forces Act 2001 making provisions for a judge advocate to make an order compelling a person not subject to naval, military or air force law to attend court and give evidence.    Revoked
This Act introduces one disciplinary code for the 3 Services and "harmonises" conditions of service. Synopsis to follow.
For and overview of the changes and more detailed explanatory notes link here.
This Order provides for the commencement of a number of provisions of the Armed Forces Act 2006 ("the Act") with effect from 4th June 2007 (see Explanatory Note at end of SI).
This Order brings into force on 1st January 2008 the provisions of the Armed Forces Act 2006 ("the Act") specified in articles 2 and 3 (see the explanatory notes).
Brought into force on 1st October 2008 the provisions of the Armed Forces Act 2006 relating to the introduction of new provisions about internal service inquiries.     
This Order brought into force on 28th March 2009 the provisions of the Armed Forces Act 2006 ("the Act") specified in article 3, enabling subordinate legislation to be made under the Act or under provisions modified or amended by the Act and also enable appointments and designations to be made under the Act.     
Brings provisions of the Armed Forces Act 2006 into force, particularly Article 3 brings section 365 of the Act into force, for the purpose of enabling the Director of Service Prosecutions to appoint prosecuting officers. In force 6 May 2009    
This Order makes consequential and related transitional provisions in connection with the commencement of provisions of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52). In force 31 October 2009.       
In force, in parts, from 24th April 2009, the rest in force from 31st October 2009. This Order makes transitional provision in connection with the coming into force of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), and the repeal of the three Service Discipline Acts and related legislation.    
Renews the 2006 Armed Forces Act for a further five years; Makes a number of new and amended provisions.
Commencement Order No 1 (Transitional and Transitory Provisions), in force March and April 2012 (Reduction in rank, Maximum fine at summary hearing, Increase in maximum term of detention, DSP's powers to substitute or add charges after election, Court Martial sentencing powers on election for trial, Exception to restriction on community punishments)
Commencement Order No 2, in force 14th December 2012 (Power of judge advocate to authorise entry and search, Civilians subject to service discipline)
Commencement Order No 3, in force 6th April 2013 (Claims against visiting forces: transfer of liability)
Commencement Order No 4, in force 1st November 2013 (alcohol provisions, Enforcement of financial penalties, Consequential amendments and repeals)
Commencement Order No 5, in force 4th June 2014 (Inspection of service police investigations)
Commencement Order No 6, in force 23rd December 2016 (Persons eligible to be prosecuting officers)
Changes introduced to the parent Act of 2006
Full details of the changes in the Explanatory Notes
Ch 4. Introduces the Summary Appeal Court and Custody (Bail) hearings.    Revoked
Synopsis page link here
SI 2005 No. 3478 introducing power to make Wasted Costs orders   Revoked
A booklet intended to provide a general overview of two forms of inquiries - Board of Inquiry and the Coroner's Inquest - that might take place after a death and to help explain the purpose of each one. (This is a pdf file)
Court-Martial Appeal Court (and other) decisions
A brief summary of what has happened (post Findlay)
In force 31st October 2009, it makes provision for the Court Martial Appeal Court ("the Court") to grant conditional release from custody pending an appeal to the Court.    
In force 31st October 2009, allows a witness who is not in the country where the court is sitting to give evidence through a live television link and provision for vulnerable accused persons to give evidence through a live link.
Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 15350    Revoked
Prosecutor's Right of Appeal against Terminating Rulings - Procedural rules   Revoked
Explanatory Memorandum
In force on 31st October 2009. This Order makes provision for prosecution appeals from rulings made in Court Martial trials and for the procedure to be followed in such appeals. This Order replaces the Courts-Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1786).  
Prosecution Right of Appeal Against Terminating Rulings. SI 2006 No. 1786. - Repealed from 31st October 2009 by The Court Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2009
In force, 31 October 2009. These Rules make provision for a range of measures designed to help young, disabled, vulnerable or intimidated witnesses give evidence in proceedings before the Court Martial and the Service Civilian Court. These measures are contained in Part 2 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c. 23) ("the 1999 Act"), certain provisions of which are applied with modifications to, or modified in their effect for the purposes of, proceedings before service courts by the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (Application to Service Courts) Order 2009.  
The formal introduction of Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act provisions into the court-martial process. In force as from 6th Dec 2006.    Revoked
2007 No. 1298 (amendment to the definition of legal adviser)    Revoked
SI 1997 N° 580   Revoked
SI 2228    Revoked
Court-Martial (RN) Rules 2007 Order No: 3443 and Court-Martial (RAF) Rules 2007 Order No: 3444    Revoked -Linked from the AMCA
Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 2890, Commencement: 6th December 2006. (Provisions for live link evidence where witness is not in the same country).     Revoked.
This order revokes the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Application to Service Courts) (Evidence) Order 2006, which relates to the giving of evidence by witnesses in service courts by a live television link.    
This Order brings into force on 31st October 2009 and amends the Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968 and the Armed Forces Act 2006, making equivalent provisions to those introduced in the civilian system by the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act regarding appeals following references by the Criminal Cases Review Commission, sentencing, dangerous offenders, review of sentence on reference by the Attorney General, compensation for miscarriages of justice, imposition of unpaid work requirement for breach of community punishments and suspended prison sentences.    
In force 31st October 2009. This Order revokes the 1997 Order and the 2006 Order and applies, with modifications, sections 34 to 38 of the 1994 Act to the proceedings specified in article 2(2), to reflect changes in terminology and procedure under the 2006 Act.    
SI 2008 N° 635, In force from 1st April 2008
In force 31st October 2009, it relates to proceedings before the Court Martial, the Service Civilian Court and appeals to the Summary Appeal Court. The provisions which impose duties of disclosure on the prosecution and accused.     
SI 2008 N° 648 - In force from 1st April 2008. But see the following link re the 2009 Order.
In force 31st October 2009. This Order revokes the existing order under section 78 and makes provision equivalent, subject to modifications, to provisions of Part 2 of the 1996 Act and the code made under it. The main modifications are to adjust the provisions in and under Part 2 of the 1996 Act to take account of the structure and operation of service courts and of the service police. This Order and the code made under it differ from the existing order and code to reflect changes in the service courts made by the Armed Forces Act 2006.    
JSP 763 , tri-service policy.    
Judge Advocate - information
Jurisdiction and Functions of a Judge Advocate, Judicial Appointments website synopsis of the role of the JAG and his judicial officers    
Military Justice in UK, containing Information about the constitutional position, function and history of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), his team of judges, and the staff who support them. It also contains a brief outline of the legal system which underlies the discipline of the British Armed Forces   
Office of the Judge Advocate General, The role of the Judge Advocate General, with links to the Procedural Guide for Courts-Martial, Sentencing Guide, General Practice Guide and the Directions Hearing Form. Very important links    
Joint Services Publication (JSP) 830. This manual replaced The Manual of Naval Law, the Manual of Military Law and the Manual of Air Force Law. Fully implemented 31 October 2009. It should be noted that while Volumes 1 and 2 contain policy and guidance on the law which are not binding in the strict legal sense. Links to Version 2.0 January 2011 and all amendments
Links to statutes and SIs. A goldmine of information, all of which is free.
PACE Service Police Codes of Conduct
Service police codes of practice (6 March 2015) for regulating service police powers and investigatory procedures
Revised 31 October 2009. (JSP 397) - no longer valid
JSP 831 - Redress of Individual Grievances: Service Complaints. See other links below
The independent tri-Service authority responsible for all prosecutions in the military justice system
Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 2891, Commencement: 6th December 2006. These Rules make provision for a range of measures designed to help young, disabled, vulnerable or intimidated witnesses give evidence in proceedings in the Standing Civilian Court.    Revoked
SI 1997 N° 172    Revoked
Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 2888, Commencement: 6th December 2006. This Order applies, with modifications, Chapters 1 to 3 and 5 of Part 2 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c. 23) ("the Act") to Standing Civilian Courts.
This Order applies, with modifications, provisions of Chapters 1 to 3 and 5 of Part 2 (and sections 62, 63 and 65 so far as having effect for the purposes of those Chapters) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c. 23) ("the Act") to proceedings before the Court Martial, the Service Civilian Court and the Court Martial Appeal Court. These Chapters contain a range of measures designed to help young, disabled, vulnerable or intimidated witnesses give evidence in criminal proceedings. In force from 31st October 2009
Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 2885 (C. 99) Commencement: 6th December 2006. S.I. 2006/2890 contains saving provisions for Service courts in respect of section 32(1)(a) and (3) of the CJA 88, which allows a witness who is not in the country where the court is sitting to give evidence by live television link. The amendments to paragraph 8 of Schedule 13 are consequential on the amendments to section 32.
Air Force Return
For those appearing before a Royal Air Force court-martial    Revoked
For those appearing before a Royal Air Force court-martial (SI 2008 N° 1585). These Regulations substitute regulation 3 of the Air Force Act 1955 (Part 1) Regulations 2007 ("the 2007 Regulations") and amend Schedules 1 and 4 to those Regulations.    Revoked
Statutory Instrument 2000 No. 2369    Revoked
For those appearing before a Royal Air Force court-martial (SI 1997 N° 171)   Revoked
Statutory Instrument 2007 No. 3444 (in force 1 Jan 08)   Revoked
Latest copy we have (large file: 12.5 Mb).
For those appearing in an RAF appeal   Revoked
Army Return
On-line statute governing the pre-AFA 2006 situation   Revoked
Statutory Instrument 2000 No. 2368   Revoked
Information for potential officers with links to terms of service and salary scale.
Boards of Inquiry (Army) Rules 1956 and Regimental Inquiry Regulations. site
A booklet intended to provide a general overview of two forms of inquiries - Board of Inquiry and the Coroner's Inquest - that might take place after a death and to help explain the purpose of each one.
Sentencing Guide
SI 1997 N° 579   Revoked
SI 1997 N° 169    Revoked
SI 2228   Revoked
The Rules, wef 1 Jan 2008   Revoked
SI 2397. These Rules amend the Courts-Martial (Army) Rules 1997 to provide that where a civilian accused is to be tried by Army court-martial, the court administration officer can appoint as a lay member any person who is not subject to Service law.   Revoked
Provisions relating to summary dealing, powers of subordinate commanders etc
Useful links to source materials on discipline
Background information.
Amendment 30 - public access removed by the Army/MoD
Ch 14. Covers The Territorial Army - but see AFA 2006 Sch 17 for extent of repeal.
For those appearing in an Army appeal from the Commanding Officer    Revoked
Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 3486, Amending the 2000 Rules (see above)
Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 1390 - 1 July 2005
Army edition, As at January 2008
See also:  MoD web page
Navy Return
Procedures governing the prosecution and trial of offences at courts-martial under the Naval Discipline Act 1957    Revoked
Statutory Instrument 2000 No. 2367
For those appearing before a Royal Navy court-martial - online statute    Revoked
Statutory Instrument 2008 No. 1488 - provides for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity to be appointed as sole Trustee of the Fund
Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 2918
For those appearing in a Royal Navy appeal   Revoked
Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 3487, amending the 2000 Rules   Revoked

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UK Legal Links
Their Homepage, with on-line search of Barristers' Directory
Free source of case law. Excellent
Counsel directory.
The body responsible for regulating barristers called to the Bar in England and Wales
Events and publications for practitioners and academics
Making sure absent parents contribute financially to the upkeep of their children
About the judiciary, with links to judgments
News about the court system, with links to courts and daily lists
An extremely useful site for criminal practitioners, packed with up-to-the minute news and cases.
The rules incorporated in the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005, in Part order.
A valuable criminal practitioner's site.
England & Wales - Guide
The renowned Swarbco case database with easy search engine
Excellent site. Lots of very valuable links. Regular updates.
British Employment Law, free area. Excellent site.
Judgments on-line. Very valuable site
The text of this most important piece of legislation
UK Human Rights Blog is written by members of 1 Crown Office Row barristers' chambers. Subscription is free.
The Inns of Court
Short Case Summaries from the ICLR
Their Homepage. Link to the Solicitors Gazette and on-line solicitor search from here. A superb site
Their Homepage. Searchable database. Excellent
Lots of useful information and links for everyone
Formerly known as the Department for Constitutional Affairs
A superb site, rich in content, for the practitioner, academic and student.
The final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Lawyers, Private Investigators, Interpreters and Sources
Current Legal Issues
The official revised edition of the primary legislation of the United Kingdom made available online
Guidance to the treaties to which the UK is, or has been, a party. Excellent.
Templeman Library. A very rich source of varied and useful links on many areas of law in addition to international law. Compiled by Sarah Carter.
Victim Support
Independent charity helps people cope with effects of crime.

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Welfare of Servicemen and Families
The ABF works tirelessly to provide support to serving soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need
An organisation representing the interests of servicemen. Join here.
Backed by the Army Benevolent Fund, it is the Army's own charity that does wonderful work for soldiers and other servicemen and women both directly and through its support of other service charities
The Forces Pension Society exists to ensure that serving and retired members of the Armed Forces, their widows, widowers, surviving partners, civil partners and dependants receive the pension to which they are entitled and which they deserve; and that any review of public sector pensions must have regard to the unique nature of military service.    [Join Now]
Has a support forum for those in need.
Homepage of this very worthwhile organisation.
Aims to achieve dynamic delivery of high quality, comprehensive and responsive through-life personnel services to the serving and veterans' communities.

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Other Useful/Interesting Links
The ASA is here to make sure all advertising, wherever it appears, meets the high standards laid down in the advertising codes.
A source of information on the growing use of armed drones.
Expert Witness - Forensic Science - Legal Obligations
An incredible wealth of information
Poetry
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
by Mary Elizabeth Frye
The Charge of the Light Brigade,
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Dulce et decorum est,
by Wilfred Owen, MC
In Flanders Fields,
by Major John McCrae
The Soldier,
by Rupert Brooke
Tommy,
by Rudyard Kipling
All about MI5
Very Good. TSO contact numbers/addresses
Commonwealth War Graves Site for our fallen comrades.
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