Debasing the Currency? Defining and Prosecuting Mutiny in the Post-War Era

Rubin, Gerry (2006) Debasing the Currency? Defining and Prosecuting Mutiny in the Post-War Era. Journal of Legal History, 27 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 0144-0365. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Experience in the first half of the twentieth century had shown that military law had been unable to distinguish between serious and trivial cases of mutiny. The offence could be committed both in cases of the violent overthrow of commanders during wartime and in minor cases of peacetime disturbances. While in the post-war era the military authorities firmly opposed any dilution of the offence, events ‘on the ground’ persuaded the authorities, including politicians and civil servants, that a more discriminating policy for prosecutions was required. Administrative directions rather than changes in the law offered the only practicable drafting solution. However a drastic decline in the incidence of collective protest since the 1960s eventually rendered otiose the problem of what we today may describe as unfair labelling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: legal history, military law, mutiny, post-war period,
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Katrin Steinack
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:05
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