The Indian Armed Forces: Socio Legal Perspective

There is not much research done on the socio-legal aspects related to the Armed Forces in India. The author in this book has given detailed analysis on some of the legal issues of concern to the Armed Forces of India. The book is a compilation of the presentations made by the author at various forums including USI, academic institutions and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence. The author in the book has touched upon issues related to Redress of Grievances, Armed Forces Tribunal Act, Laws on Weaponry, Command Responsibility in Armed Conflict, need for a Common Code for the Armed Forces, International Criminal Court, Human Rights and Armed Forces Special Powers Act. An important issue related to the Stress Management in the Armed Forces and discussed in the Parliament has also been discussed. The recommendations based on the presentation made to the Parliament Standing Committee on Defence has also been elaborated. The book is aimed at providing useful information about our military legal system to unit officers, formation commanders. Legal professionals and public in general.

Vij Books
  • Pages: 280 | Size: 6 * 9
  • 9789380177229 • HARDBACK • Jun-2010 • Rs.750
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Dr U C Jha is an independent researcher. He has an extensive academic experience in the fields of military law, international humanitarian law and human rights laws. He has been teaching these subjects for more than a decade and is a resource person for the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi. He has served in the Indian Air Force for 24 years. He obtained a Ph D degree in Law and Governance from Jawaharlal Nehru University, where his dissertation was on the Indian Military Justice System. He also holds master's degree in law, life sciences, business administration, and defence and strategic studies; with post-graduate diplomas in environmental laws, intellectual property laws, and international humanitarian law, refugee law and human rights laws.