Book Review – Military Justice in Action

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By Alan Kilpatrick

BkRevMilitaryMilitary Justice in Action: Annotated National Defence Legislation
By Justice Gilles Létourneau and Professor Michel Drapeau
Carswell, 2011
1900 pp.


Do you need to learn about Canadian military law?  Few items explore this difficult legal topic.  Fortunately, Carswell has published an extensive annotation of National Defence legislation.  Carswell describes this one of a kind work on its website,

Military Justice in Action: Annotated National Defence Legislation is a new, unique, fully annotated work containing the National Defence Act and the Queen’s Regulations and Orders. It is a one-stop resource of key Canadian military legislation of relevance. The book provides expert commentary by two leading experts: the senior justice of the Court Martial Appeal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal as well as a military law professor and practitioner with prior command experience and service in the higher echelons of the Canadian Forces. It includes a full discussion of the military rules of evidence, the Rules of the Courts Martial Appeal Court and their relation to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A detailed analytical index completes this essential work.

Please stop by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library in Regina if you are interested in checking this item out. Call Number: KF 7209.L64 2011.


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