Code of Military Justice


Code of Military Justice
This Code, which is uniformly applicable in all its parts to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Coast Guard, covers both the substantive and the procedural law governing military justice and its administration in all of the armed forces of the United States. The Code established a system of military courts, defines offenses, authorizes punishment, provides broad procedural guidance, and statutory safeguards which conform to the due process safeguards preserved and established by the constitution. As an additional safeguard for an accused person, the Code also provides for a system of automatic appellate review. A Court of Military Review is established within each service to review all court-martial cases where the sentence includes death, a punitive discharge, or confinement for one year or more. Appellate review in this court is automatic. No approved sentence of a courtsmartial may be executed unless such findings and sentence are affirmed by a Court of Military Review. In addition, the Court of Military Appeals was established to review certain cases from all the Armed Forces. The latter Court consists of three civilian judges. Automatic review before the Court is provided for all cases in which the sentence, as affirmed by a Court ot Military Review, affects a general or flag officer or extends to death. In addition, the Judge Advocate General of each service may direct that a case be reviewed by the Court. An accused may petition the Court for review. 10 U.S.C.A. No. 801 et seq. Uniform Code. Many states have adopted the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and others have adopted acts substantially following the Uniform Code

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Code of Military Justice — This Code, which is uniformly applicable in all its parts to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Coast Guard, covers both the substantive and the procedural law governing military justice and its administration in all of the armed forces… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Code of Military Justice — A code which embraces, unifies, consolidates, and codifies the disciplinary laws governing the Armed Forces of the United States, replacing the Articles of War. 10 USC §§ 801 940 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Uniform code of military justice — L Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) ou en français code unifié de justice militaire est la base légale du droit militaire des États Unis d Amérique. Le mot uniform dans le titre du code fait référence à l intention du Congrès de créer une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Uniform Code of Military Justice — The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ, USStat|64|109, Usc title chap|10|47) is the foundation of military law in the United States. The UCMJ applies to all members of the Uniformed Services of the United States; this includes the National… …   Wikipedia

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  • Uniform Code of Military Justice — Der Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ, deutsch: „Einheitliches Gesetzbuch der Militärgerichtsbarkeit“) stellt das Wehrstrafrecht der Vereinigten Staaten und damit die Rechtsgrundlage der amerikanischen Militärgerichtsbarkeit dar. Er trat… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Uniform Code of Military Justice — The body of law which governs military persons in their conduct as military personnel. 10 U.S.C.A. No.No. 801 940. See Code of Military Justice …   Black's law dictionary

  • Uniform Code of Military Justice — n. A compilation of laws governing the conduct of military personnel. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Uniform Code of Military Justice — See Code of Military Justice …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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