military law,the body of law concerned with the maintenance of discipline in the armed forces. Every state requires a code of laws and regulations for the raising,maintenance,and administration of its armed forces,all of which may be considered the field of military law.
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What is military law called?
Military Law The body of laws, rules, and regulations that have been developed to meet the needs of the military. It encompasses service in the military, the constitutional rights of service members, the military criminal justice system, and theInternational Lawof armed conflict.
What are the topics covered by military law?
Topics covered by military cover service members’ conduct while in training or on active duty, protections of military spouses, and service members’ reentry into civil society when their tours of duty are over. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) governs service members’ conduct while in training or on active duty.
What is military discipline law?
The term, however, is generally confined to disciplinary military law as defined above鈥攊.e., that part of the code that aims at and sanctions the maintenance of discipline in the armed forces.
What are the obligations of members of armed forces?
Members of armed forces do not cease under modern conditions to have duties as citizens and as human beings. All systems of military law thus must aim to ensure that the soldier is in no way enabled to escape the obligations of his country鈥檚 ordinary law or of international law as recognized in various conventions.