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The Courts-Martial (Army) Rules 1997

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45.—(1) The accused shall be arraigned by the judge advocate after the commencement of the trial.

(2) The accused need not be arraigned on all the charges in the charge sheet at the same time.

(3) Before the accused is arraigned on any charge, the judge advocate shall pass to each member of the court a copy of the charge sheet which shall set out only the charge or charges on which the accused is to be arraigned and any charge which is stated to be an alternative to a charge on which the accused is to be arraigned.

(4) The accused shall be required to plead separately to each charge on which he is arraigned.

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