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Wojskowe postępowanie karne w II Rzeczypospolitej (1918–1939)
Military criminal procedure in the Second Polish Republic (1918–1939)

Author(s): Tomasz Szczygieł
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, History of Law, Criminal Law, Military history
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Military criminal procedure; Second Polish Republic; military law
Summary/Abstract: The book is concerned with military criminal procedural law applied in the military judiciary of the inter-war period (1918–1939). This problem has so far been underexplored, with the evolution of this branch of law after the year 1918 forming a major research gap.Apart from the institutions unique to this branch of law, the monograph discusses theorganisation of the court-martial system of this time and the origins of the major sources of itslaw. It focuses on the specific relations between participants in the military criminal procedure of this period, relations that determined its unique character. It presents the evolution of particular military legal institutions – also in the comparative and historical perspective – and the influence of general criminal procedural law of the time on their development. The book takes up the timeless problem of the distinctiveness of military law and the military judiciary on the one hand, and the general system of law on the other. It addresses questions concerning the character of the court-martial system, its procedural law and its possible future. The volume presents the whole course of military criminal procedure, including the problem of penalty execution. It is supplemented with photographs of places, persons, and events connected with the inter-war court-martial system, made available by The National Digital Archives in Warsaw.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3085-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3084-6
  • Page Count: 510
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish