The convening authority or other person taking such action, in his sole discretion, may approve, disapprove, commute, or suspend the sentence in whole or in part.
(3) Action on the findings of a courtmartial by the convening authority or other person acting on the sentence is not required. Congress, through the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), specifies which commanders and officials possess the authority to convene a courtmartial. A commander who possesses the authority to convene a courtmartial is known as a Convening Authority (CA). ability of the convening authority to provide clemency to a servicemember convicted of an offense.
Additionally, some militaryrelated cases, including those of Major Nidal Hasan, the implemented the UCMJ through the Manual for CourtsMartial (MCM). The Manual for Courts Military Justice: CourtsMartial, an Overview. Looking for something? Search the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Other Military Sites. The United States Marine Corps; U. S. Army Combatives Field Manual 325. 150 Click HERE for Military Law page and latest amendments to UCMJ (usually contained in the latest version of the Manual for Courts Martial).
UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. Congressional Code of Military Criminal Law applicable to all military members worldwide. Use the links below for a quick tour of the UCMJ. The term convening authority is used in United States military law to refer to an individual with certain legal powers granted under either the Uniform Code of Military Justice (i.
e. the regular military justice system) or the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (for the Guantanamo military commissions Commanding officers and convening authorities are governed in their actions by the UCMJ, the Manual for CourtsMartial (MCM) and the Manual of the Judge Advocate General (JAGMAN).
Show Full The Manual for CourtsMartial, United States, as amended by section 1 of this order, is amended as described in Annex 2, which is attached to The convening authority's responsibilities are set forth in the Uniform Code of Military Justice and include referring charges to courtsmartial, designating members to serve as a jury, funding the proceedings, and reviewing the outcome.
PREFACE The Manual for CourtsMartial (MCM), United States (2012 Edition) updates the MCM (2008 Edition). It is a complete reprinting and incorporates the MCM (2008 Edition), including all amendments to the Rules The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ, 64 The convening authority has discretion to mitigate the findings and sentence, set aside convictions, andor to remand convictions andor sentences back to a courtmartial for rehearing.
Uniform Code of Military Justice; Manual for CourtsMartial United States (2008 Edition) Caution: 5. 54 (5) authorizes the convening authority to approve, disapprove, commute, or suspend a sentence in whole or in part. Sec. 7. The amendment to Article 15 of the UCMJ enacted by section 5141 of the MJA shall apply to any nonjudicial punishment imposed on or after January 1, 2019.