What is Martial Law?

Introduction Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of normal civil functions or suspension of civil law by a government, especially in response to an emergency where civil forces are overwhelmed, or in an occupied territory. Use Martial law can be used by governments to enforce their rule over the public, as seen… Read More


What is the Brigade Legal Officers Course?

Aim of the Course To prepare military lawyers for operational deployments with Brigade Headquarters or at Task Force level. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Suitable for senior Captains (OF-2) to Lieutenant Colonels (OF-4) who have not recently deployed as a legal advisor to a formation headquarters. IELTS Level 5.5. Duration Two (2) weeks, with two… Read More

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

The Wolf & the Pack…

“Now this is the Law of the Jungle – as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back – For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,… Read More