Eugene Fidell Releases New Book on Military Justice

ALI member Eugene Fidell of Yale Law School has released his new book, Military Justice: A Very Short Introductionthrough Oxford University Press. The book is part of Oxford’s Very Short Introductions line, which provides succinct introductions on a variety of topics.  

From the publisher:

“Drawing on his experience as a serving officer, private practitioner, and law professor, Eugene R. Fidell presents a hard-hitting tour of the field, exploring military justice trends across different countries and compliance (or lack thereof) with contemporary human rights standards. 

He digs into critical issues such as the response to sexual assault in the armed forces, the challenges of protecting judicial independence, and the effect of social media and modern technology on age-old traditions of military discipline. A rich series of case studies, ranging from examples of misconduct, such as the devastating Abu Ghraib photos, to political tangles, such as the Guantánamo military commissions, throw light on the high profile and occasionally obscure circumstances that emerge from today's military operations around the world. As Fidell's account shows, by understanding the mechanism of military justice we can better comprehend the political values of a country.”

 An ALI member since 1982, Professor Fidell is an Adviser to Restatement of the Law, The Law of American Indians project.

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