Military Law In The Army

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INTRODUCTION

Law is the system of rules or regulations to government the conduct of the people of a community, society or nation. The purpose of law in general is serves to regulate the affairs of all persons, individuals, corporations or government. Furthermore, law acts as a standard of conduct and morality, directed at individuals and groups, business and government.
Military law means the law which governs the member of Armed Forces and regulates the conduct of officers and soldiers as such in peace and war, at home and abroad. The purpose of military law is to maintain discipline as well as to deal with matters of administration in the Armed Forces.
There are three types of forces which is the regular forces, the regular forces reserve
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Discuss the importance of justice and fairness (or lack of it) and its effect on the accused and other members of the military community
According to George Washington, “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak and esteem to all.
Based on the task above, the definition of discipline is the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience while the definition of good order is in the right manner. It means how to unite a troop in order to maintain the discipline and good order way. This two elements is very important to make a cooperation among troops.
The meaning of justice is the quality of being just, righteousness, equitableness or moral rightness while the meaning of fairness is the quality of making judgements that are free from discrimination. Justice and fairness is the important thing in military due to the defence and salvation of our country. If this two elements have been ignored, our country might be in threatened. Our national defence depends on how our military works. If they not care about justice and fairness, it will lead the country towards destruction. Thus, to make it works, the punishment would be charge to the serviceman that break the
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In Section 47(b) every person subject to service law under this act who takes part in a mutiny having as its object or one of its objects the refusal or avoidance of any duty or service against, or in connection with operation against, the enemy, or the impeding of the performance of any such duty or service. Accused shall on conviction by Court-Martial be liable to suffer death or any less punishment provided by this Act.
The other impact from lack of justice and fairness is some of them may not perform their duties well. In Section 58, every person subject to service law under this Act who without reasonable excuse, fails to attend any parade or duty as aforesaid before he is permitted to do so, shall on conviction by Court-Martial be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or any less punishment provided by this
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