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The Courts-Martial (Army) Rules 1997

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Convening the court

16.—(1) On receipt of a copy of the prosecution papers, the court administration officer shall order a court-martial to convene to try the accused.

(2) Not less than 24 hours before the time appointed for the trial, a copy of the convening order shall be served on—

(a)the accused; and

(b)the officer members of the court, the Judge Advocate General (or his deputy) and the prosecuting authority,

(3) If the court administration officer amends or withdraws the order convening the court-martial, he shall serve a copy of the amended order or serve notice in writing as appropriate on—

(a)the accused; and

(b)the officer members of the court, the Judge Advocate General (or his deputy) and the prosecuting authority.

(4) The court administration officer may not withdraw the order convening a court-martial after the time appointed for the trial.

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