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National Defence Act

Version of section 167 from 2018-09-01 to 2020-05-17:


Marginal note:Composition

  •  (1) A General Court Martial is composed of a military judge and a panel of five members.

  • Marginal note:Rank of senior member

    (2) The senior member of the panel must be an officer of or above the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

  • (3) [Repealed, 2013, c. 24, s. 47]

  • Marginal note:Ranks for trial of brigadier-general or above

    (4) If the accused person is of or above the rank of brigadier-general, the senior member of the panel must be an officer of or above the rank of the accused person and the other members of the panel must be of or above the rank of colonel.

  • Marginal note:Rank for trial of colonel

    (5) If the accused person is of the rank of colonel, the senior member of the panel must be an officer of or above the rank of the accused person and the other members of the panel must be of or above the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

  • Marginal note:Rank for trial of lieutenant-colonel or lower-ranked officer

    (6) If the accused person is an officer of or below the rank of lieutenant-colonel, the members of the panel other than the senior member must be of or above the rank of the accused person.

  • Marginal note:Rank for trial of non-commissioned member

    (7) If the accused person is a non-commissioned member, the panel is composed of the senior member, one other officer and three non-commissioned members who are of or above both the rank of the accused person and the rank of sergeant.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 167
  • 1992, c. 16, s. 3
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 42
  • 2013, c. 24, s. 47
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