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A Handbook of Military Law: Reference Manual

U C Jha (Author)
Synopsis This handbook has been written with an aim to serve as a ready reference for the officers of the Indian Army who would like to know something about their legal rights and responsibilities. It covers important definitions, rights and privileges, conditions of service, jurisdiction, military crimes, court of inquiry, administrative action, grievance redress, summary punishments, court martial process, and jurisdiction and power of the armed forces tribunal. It includes provisions contained in the Indian Penal Code, the Code of criminal procedure and the Indian Evidence Act, as they relate to the personnel of the Indian Army.

Other contemporary issues included in the book are the aid to civil power, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, the role of the National Human Rights Commission, Rights to Information Act, Geneva Conventions and the International humanitarian law as applicable in the UN peacekeeping missions.

The Handbook covers the syllabus of Part B and D promotion examination and DSSC entrance examination.
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About the author

U C Jha

The author, Wing Commander (Dr) U C Jha, has extensive field and academic experience in international humanitarian law (IHL). He has been teaching the subject since a decade and is a resource person for the South Asian Teaching Sessions in IHL, conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has worked as a consultant (legal) to the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi. His work comprises six books and over 60 articles published in various journals and newspapers.

The author has 24 years of commissioned service in the Indian Air Force and was a Wing Commander when he took voluntary retirement. He holds a Ph D degree in Law and Governance from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He also holds a master's degree in law, life sciences, business administration, and defence and strategic studies, in addition to post graduate diplomas in intellectual property law, environmental law, international humanitarian law, refugee law and human rights law.

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Bibliographic information

Title A Handbook of Military Law: Reference Manual
Author U C Jha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Vij Books India
Language: English
isbn 9789380177335
length xvi+298p., 25cm.