Military Law - US
- Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM)
The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM), headed by Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, is the Department of State's principal link to the Department of Defense. The PM Bureau provides policy direction in the areas of international security, security assistance, military operations, defense strategy and plans, and defense trade.
- Uniform Code of Military Justice
In its endeavor to create an extensive and readily accessible internet site dedicated to military legal resources, the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School Library in Charlottesville, VA, has focused this part of the site on a comprehensive legislative history of one of the principal documents of military law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The UCMJ is a federal law enacted by Congress; it may be cited as United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 47.
- United States Department of Defense
The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon.
- US Military
Information and resources about the United States Military Justice System, such as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), court martials, administrative action, service members civil relief act, military lawyers, and laws that affect military members.
Military Law - International
- Beyond Intractability - International War Crimes Tribunals
Efforts to limit the terrible destructiveness commonly associated with intractable conflicts ultimately depend on the ability of people in a full range of conflict roles to successfully play their part in a broad peacebuilding effort. Though each circumstance is, to some degree, unique, there is also much to be learned from others who have solved similar problems before. The goal of the Beyond Intractability (BI) system is to make such knowledge more widely and freely accessible, so people aren't forced to "reinvent the wheel." To the extent we can all contribute to a knowledge base on better ways of approaching and transforming intractable conflicts, the closer we can come to limiting the destructiveness of these situations around the world.
- International Criminal Tribunals and Special Courts
The United Nations established special international criminal tribunals in Rwanda and Yugoslavia to prosecute those responsible for atrocities during times of war and genocide. Successful convictions of these political and military leaders are meant to bring justice to victims and to deter others from committing such crimes in the future.
- International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is the world’s leading authority on political-military conflict. The IISS, based in London, is both a limited company in UK law and a registered charity. It has offices in the US and in Singapore with charitable status in each jurisdiction.
- International Peace Operations Association (IPOA)
IPOA’s mission is to: * promote high operational and ethical standards of firms active in the peace and stability operations industry; * to engage in a constructive dialogue and advocacy with policy-makers about the growing and positive contribution of these firms to the enhancement of international peace, development and human security; * to provides unique networking and business development opportunities for its member companies; and * to inform the concerned public about the activities and role of the industry.
- NATO - Role of the International Military Staff
The International Military Staff (IMS) is the executive agency of the Military Committee. It provides staff support to the Military Committee and is responsible for the preparation of assessments, studies and other papers on NATO military matters. The IMS also ensures that decisions and policies on military matters are implemented by the appropriate NATO military bodies. The IMS provides the essential link between the political decision-making bodies of the Alliance and the NATO Strategic Military Commanders (SACEUR and SACT) and their staffs.
- The Geneva Conventions of 1949
The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols are at the core of international humanitarian law, the body of international law that regulates the conduct of armed conflict and seeks to limit its effects. They specifically protect people who are not taking part in the hostilities (civilians, health workers and aid workers) and those who are no longer participating in the hostilities, such as wounded, sick and shipwrecked soldiers and prisoners of war.
Organizations Related to Military Law
- Military Heroes
Since September 2006, the Department of Defense has highlighted the military men and women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the Global War on Terror. These are our American Heroes' stories.
- United States Air Force
The Official Web site of the United States Air Force
- United States Army
This section covers the Army's leadership, warfighting capabilities and operations. Content in this section will change over time as the Army adapts to meet new threats.
- United States Department of Veteran Affaires
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was established as a Cabinet-level position on March 15, 1989. President Bush hailed the creation of the new Department saying, "There is only one place for the veterans of America, in the Cabinet Room, at the table with the President of the United States of America."
- United States Marine Corps
Official U.S. Marine Corps Web Site
- United States Navy
The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.
- US Department of Defense - Community Relations
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Community Relations, fosters public awareness and understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) missions, personnel, programs and requirements.
Publications Related to Military Law
Articles on HG.org Related to Military Law
- Learn About Retaining Eligibility for VA BenefitsEligibility for VA benefits is dependent on factors such as active duty. The determination of this is sometimes complicated, depending on the circumstances.
- Looking at Marital Status, Dependents, for VA BenefitsVeterans’ disability lawyers in Raleigh will explain how your marital status and dependents can impact veterans’ disability benefits. If you have a disability rating of 30 percent or higher, it could lead to additional compensation.
- How is Military Retirement Split During a Military Divorce?Military divorces are subject to both state and federal regulations for retirement distribution. In Hampton Roads, VA the military divorce lawyers at Garrett Law Group are available to answer your questions. Due to the extensive military presence in Hampton Roads, it is no surprise that many divorces filed in Virginia Beach are filed by military members or military spouses.
- The Uniform Code of Military Justice and Court-MartialsIf you are a member of the military and have been accused of a crime, you could be in a very serious situation. As the civilian criminal system varies greatly from the military system, you need to be aware of certain aspects of your case. Most people are aware of what happens when a civilian is accused of a crime.
- Sacrifice Can Come With RewardsMilitary service is demanding on many different levels and it is not something that everyone is going to be suited for. Without question there are a lot of sacrifices that go along with serving your country but at the same time there are some rewards to be had, especially if you serve for a significant period of time.
- Court-MartialsWhat exactly is a court-martial? Is there any difference between a civilian trial and a military criminal trial? Members of the military who are facing criminal charges need to be aware of the details of their situation so that they can have the best possible chance of defending themselves. When a member of the Armed Forces is accused of a crime, they may have to be to tried in a court-martial, a trial which is led by the U.S. military.
- 10 Tips for Filing a Claim Under the Defense Base ActThe author offers tips for military contractors in Iraq or Afghanistan to follow when filing a claim under the Defense Base Act.
- Nonjudicial Punishment: Service Culture Divides in Military JusticeMilitary members charged with violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) have a right to trial by court martial, except in the case of a member attached to or embarked in a vessel.
- Insurance Companies Shamelessly Profit at the Expense of the Family Members of Deceased Military PersonnelWho should be allowed to profit from the death of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines? The question is almost so appalling as to be absurd.
- Refuse Non-judicial Punishment? It Is Your Right!Every new recruit and officer candidate is taught about the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and their rights should they ever face allegations of misconduct. However, few of us remember all of these rights such hypothetical charges become reality.
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