military law

Command Responsibility

Command responsibility is a jurisprudential doctrine in international criminal law permitting the prosecution of military commanders for war crimes perpetrated by their subordinates. The first legal implementations of command responsibility are found...

Commerce Control List

In the interest of U.S. national security, the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of many...

Commodity Classification Request

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of many commercial items that also have a military or...

Conscientious Objector

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA person who refuses to serve in the military due to religious or strong philosophical views against war or killing. Refusing to answer a draft call is a federal felony, but when a person's religious...

Conscripting Children

Conscripting children is a war crime punishable by the International Criminal Court. The crime has the following elements:

The perpetrator conscripted or enlisted the victims into the national armed forces or for active participation in hostilities;...

Court-martial

1) A military court for trying offenses of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by members of the armed services.2) To charge a member of the military with an offense against military law.

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Destruction and Appropriation of Property

Under international criminal law, destruction and appropration of property is a war crime. The crime has the following elements:

destruction or appropriation of property;that was not justified by military necessity;that was extensive and carried out...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

The web of policies, laws, and regulations governing how the U.S. military deals with gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members. Under this policy, the military cannot ask about -- and service members...

Dual Use Item

A dual use item is a commodity that has both commercial and military or proliferation applications. This term is most often used in the context of the Commerce Control List (CCL) found in Supplement 1 to Part 774 of the Export Administration...

Espionage

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe act of spying on or monitoring the activities of a government or company in order to gather secret information.

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