Accession Number:

AD1040948

Title:

The Need to Establish a Permanent Military Tribunal to Serve the Legal Needs of the Departments of Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, and the Municipality of Ixcn in the Departamento de El Quich in the Republic of Guatemala

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,08 Aug 2016,09 Jun 2017

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-06-09

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

From its creation to the present day, the Guatemalan Army has experienced many changes to its doctrine. However, even the most recent changes have not addressed all its needs. In particular, there is no doctrine that provides the army the legal authority to enforce the law over a portion of the national territory where the military has a presence. The main objective of this research project is to show the need for the creation of a military tribunal with the proper authority to administer military justice in an area that currently lacks this capability. Currently, all military offenses committed in the Departments of Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, and El Quich are tried by the Military Tribunal of the Second Infantry Brigade Captain General Rafael Carrera which is located in the Department of Zacapa.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE