What was the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act 1920 (UK)?

Introduction The Restoration of Order in Ireland Act 1920 (10 & 11 Geo. 5 c. 31) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on 9 August 1920 to address the collapse of the British civilian administration in Ireland during the Irish War of Independence. In effect a special extension of the… Read More

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What is Martial Law & Jurisdiction?

What is Martial Law? Martial Law is simply military authority exercised in accordance with the laws and usages of war. What is Military Jurisdiction (The First Viewpoint)? Military jurisdiction is of two kinds: That which is conferred and defined by statute; and That which is derived from the common law of war. Military offences under… Read More