GLOBAL REFORMS TO MILITARY JUSTICE. Meanwhile Canada is at a standstill.

A conceptual images related to the theme of Canadian Jurisdiction.

Canada Military Justice System BEHIND THE TIMES

For the time being Canada appears to be satisfied with the ‘status quo’ in the result that its relatively small professional force consisting of 65,000 regulars are subject to a Canadian military penal system that is clearly behind the times. We will examine this in more details in subsequent posts.Reforms of national military law is part of a worldwide movement in democratic countries; meanwhile Canada stands still.

The worldwide trend is to transfer jurisdiction over criminal offences to civilian courts. This has been done in Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; France; Germany; Finland; Honduras; Italy; Japan; The Netherlands; Sweden; Switzerland; Tunisia etc. The objective being to ensure a judicial process free from the chain of command’s interference. Service members deserve a system of justice worthy of the Canadian principles that they have dedicated their lives to protect. They deserve to have a fair and impartial system of justice that is transparent and accountable. This is currently not the case.

For the time being Canada appears to be satisfied with the ‘status quo‘ in the result that its relatively small professional Regular Force consisting of 65,000 regulars is subject to a Canadian military penal system that is clearly Behind the Times. We will examine this in more details in subsequent posts.

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