The conference is primarily aimed at criminal law judges and public prosecutors, who, during their work, come into contact with offences, which may have been committed by soldiers when on duty; most often, however, they are committed by soldiers when they are not on active duty, of which some are committed outside of military accommodation and facilities. It is also open to judges active in the jurisdiction of administration who, for example, are confronted with issues from this area of law in dismissal proceedings taking place under the Military Personnel Act (Soldatengesetz). It is also suited to the needs of judges at Military Tribunals and lawyers specialising in Military Disciplinary Law. Alongside the presentations given there will be an emphasis on exchange of practical experience among practitioners.
The following topics are currently planned for discussion:
• Basics of military disciplinary law
• Basics of service law for military personnel
• Basics of military criminal law• Criminal offences as service offences
• Effect of criminal convictions on the status of military personnel
• Handing over of cases to the Public Prosecution Office by superior officers
• Criminal law decisions in proceedings leading to pardons for military personnel
• Violations of duties on the part of military personnel serving abroad.
Registration Deadline: 29/03/2021