Defence Act, 1954

Powers of confirming authority as to confirmation.

219.—(1) Where a person has been found guilty of any charge by a court-martial, the confirming authority may confirm or refuse confirmation either in whole or in part of the original or revised finding or sentence.

(2) Where a confirming authority refuses confirmation of the finding of a court-martial on any charge, the confirming authority may direct that the accused be tried again by court-martial and may give directions as to the charge or charges on which the accused is to be tried again.