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CAF Judge Advocate General Launches Public Consultations

As part of the ongoing review of the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) court martial system, the CAF Judge Advocate General (JAG) is launching public consultations with Canadians.

“The launch of these consultations with Canadians marks an important milestone for the Court Martial Comprehensive Review. By engaging with and listening to what Canadians have to say, we hope to make our world-class military justice system even better,” stated Col. Rob Holman, Deputy Judge Advocate General for Military Justice and Director General, Court Martial Comprehensive Review Team.

Interested Canadians can take part in the discussion from Oct. 11 to Nov. 7, 2016.

The purpose of the review is to conduct an analysis of CAF’s court martial system, as directed by the JAG, Major-General Blaise Cathcart, Q.C, to ensure that the court martial system is effective, efficient and aligns with Canadian values and the rule of law while serving the needs of CAF members.

The Review Team will also be consulting with stakeholders such as victims’ rights advocates, academia, and international experts.

To join in on the discussion, Canadians can either fill out the Comment Form: Court martial Comprehensive Review- Public Consultations;

Email: JAG-Consultations@forces.gc.ca

or mail comments to the Office of the Judge Advocate General – Court Martial Comprehensive Review Team, 101 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2.

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MIshall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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