Defence (Amendment) Act 2007

Insertion of new section: summary court-martial.

38.— The following section is inserted after section 187 of the Principal Act:

“Summary court-martial.

187A.— (1) There shall be a court-martial to be known as the summary court-martial.

(2) Every military judge is authorised to preside at a summary court-martial and a military judge who does so constitutes the summary court-martial.

(3) The summary court-martial shall, subject to section 192, have jurisdiction to hear—

(a) charges or other matters referred to it by the Court-Martial Administrator as directed by the Director,

(b) appeals under section 178E from determinations made, punishments awarded or compensation orders made under section 177C or 178C, and

(c) applications for legal aid.”.