military law

Execute

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) To finish, carry out, or perform as required, as in fulfilling one's obligations under a contract, plan, or court order.2) To complete and otherwise make valid a document, such as a will, deed, or...

Execution

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe act of executing a task or carrying out a murder or death sentence. (See also: execute)

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Feres Doctrine

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA legal doctrine that prevents people who are injured as a result of military service from successfully suing the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act. The doctrine comes from the U.S....

Forced Pregnancy

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

The perpetrator confined one or more women who were forcibly made pregnant, with the intent of affecting ethnic composition of the...

Hors de Combat

"Hors de combat" refers to soldiers who are for one reason or another incapacitated and therefore unable to fulfill active duties as soldiers. This category includes the sick, wounded, and detained. Hors de combat are subject to special treatment...

International Atomic Energy Agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was established in 1957 to provide assistance to states interested in developing atomic energy. The goal of the IAEA is to establish a system of inspection and control to ensure, inter alia, that the aid...

Iraq War Resolution of 2002

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA joint resolution of Congress passed in October 2002, authorizing the use of military force in Iraq based on a number of factors, including allegations that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.

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judge advocate

Judge advocates are appointed officers of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Judge advocates represent the Army in military legal matters and serve as legal advisors to help uphold military law, as specified in the Uniform Code...

Martial Law

Martial law–also called martial rule–is a type of jurisdiction in which military authority temporarily replaces civil authority. As stated in the 1998 case of Mudd v. Caldera, martial law authorizes the military to exercise the responsibilities of...

Military

military law: an overview

The Constitution grants to Congress the power to raise and support armies and a navy, to suppress insurrections, and repel invasion among other military-related governmental roles. Thus, the main source of legal authority in...

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