Proceedings of the Study day on Belgian Military Justice
Mélanie Bost, Paul Drossens & Stanislas Horvat (eds.)
Resources and Uses of the Military Justice Archives
On 30 April 2015, the State Archives, the Royal Military Academy, the Université catholique de Louvain and CegeSoma organized an international study day on the Belgian military justice system, in the context of the interuniversity attraction pole Justice & Populations. The conference proceedings are now available.
Military justice in peacetime was abolished in Belgium in January 2004. Until that time, this hybrid institution provided exceptional jurisprudence. Although its history has long been neglected, there has recently been a renewed interest. In recent years, interesting archive collections (19th and 20th century) of the Court-Martial, the military court and the military prosecutor's offices have been made accessible in the State Archives. These sources create promising research perspectives and also shed light on a number of contemporary debates.
On 30 April 2015, the State Archives, the Royal Military Academy, the Université catholique de Louvain and CegeSoma organized an international study day on the military justice system in the context of the interuniversity attraction pole Justice & Populations: The Belgian Experience in International Perspective. This study day gave an overview of the available archives and research tools and drew attention to the recent research results of historians and lawyers on the history of this institution, its actors and its societal context in times of war and peace since 1830.
The publication of the twelve contributions of the study day of 30 April 2015 provides researchers with new interesting research perspectives.
Ressources et usages des archives de la justice militaire, [Mélanie BOST, Paul DROSSENS and Stanislas HORVAT (eds.)], series Justice & Society n° 7, publication n° 5682, State Archives, Brussels, 2016.
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