Tag: Military

Text of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal-1945

In pursuance of the Agreement signed on the 8th day of August 1945 by the Government of the United States of America, the Provisional Government of the French Republic, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, there shall be established an International Military Tribunal (hereinafter called “the Tribunal”) for the just and prompt trial and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis.

Compulsory military and alternative civilian service under the Basic Law of Federal Republic of Germany

Any person who, on grounds of conscience, refuses to render military service involving the use of arms may be required to perform alternative service. The duration of alternative service shall not exceed that of military service. Details shall be regulated by a law, which shall not interfere with the freedom to make a decision in accordance with the dictates of conscience and which shall also provide for the possibility of alternative service not connected with units of the Armed Forces or of the Federal Border Police.

Hitler’s Directive for the occupation of Denmark and Norway – 01/03/1940

The development of the Situation in Scandinavia required the making of all preparations for the occupation of Denmark and Norway by a part of the German Armed Forces (“Fall Weseruebung”). This operation should prevent British encroachment on Scandinavia and the Baltic; further it should guarantee our ore base in Sweden and give our Navy and Air Force a wider start line against Britain. The part which the Navy and the Air Force will nave to play, within the limits of their capabilities, is to protect the operation against the interference of British naval and air striking forces.

German Instrument of Surrender- 1945

The German High Command will at once issue orders to all German military, naval and air authorities and to all forces under German control to cease active operations at 2301 hours Central European time on 8 May and to remain in the positions occupied at that time. No ship, vessel, or aircraft is to be scuttled, or any damage done to their hull, machinery or equipment.

Military Service Law of the People’s Republic of China-1998

Adopted at the Second Session of the Sixth National People’s Congress on May 31, 1984, Issued by Order No.14 of the President of the People’s Republic of China, amended for the first time in accordance with the Decision of the Sixth Session of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People’s Congress Concerning Amendment to the Military Service Law of the People’s Republic of China on December 29, 1998; amended for the second time in accordance with the Decision of the Tenth Session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress Concerning Amendment to the Some Laws on August 27, 2009; and amended for the third time in accordance with the Decision of the 23rd Session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress Concerning Amendment to the Military Service Law of the People’s Republic of China on October 29, 2011

Military Law in the USA

US MILITARY LAW Constitution of the United States: -Article 1, Section 8, Constitution of the United States – 1787: “The Congress shall have Power…To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of […]