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Justice in arms : military lawyers in the Australian Army's first hundred years : Australian Army Legal Corps / edited by Bruce Oswald and Jim Waddell
Bib ID 6447156
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Newport, NSW Big Sky Publishing, 2014 
xxvi, 575 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits, photographs ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781922132505 (hardback)
Summary

This book brings to life a fascinating and important element of Australias legal history, the role of Army legal officers in Australia and in expeditionary operations from the Boer War until 2000. This is a comprehensive and absorbing history which describes the dynamic interaction of institutional and political imperatives and the personalities who managed this interaction over the decades. It is populated by colourful characters and legal luminaries and demonstrates that military justice is rightly concerned with discipline and cohesiveness. Reflecting broader societal norms, it is also concerned with the rule of law and respect for the rights, liberties and fair treatment of those who serve in the armed forces. This book describes the extraordinary contribution of Army legal officers to both the profession of arms and the development of the law, charting the evolving personal and structural relationships between Army legal officers and command dictated by the changing legal needs of the Army and the broader Australian Defence Force. Today Army legal officers apply, adapt and shape the law to meet evolving needs in peacetime and during armed conflict and peace operations, ensuring the legitimacy of military action and the maintenance of domestic and international support for national objectives.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (page 551-559) and index.

Subjects Australia. Army -- Lawyers -- History.  |  Australia. Army. Australian Army Legal Corps.  |  Judge advocates -- Australia -- History.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- History.  |  Legal assistance to military personnel -- Australia.  |  War (International law) -- History.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Oswald, Bruce, editor of compilation  |  Waddell, Jim, editor of compilation
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