Date: 6/25/2009


marshal law is the system of rules that take effect at the time of the military taking over normal administration of justice. Marshal law is sometimes imposed during wars or occupations in the abscence of any other civil government. Examples of this type of situation include Germany and Japan after WW2 or in the American South in the early stages of reconstruction, also its used by governments to enforce their rule as in thailand 2006, Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 or to crack down on the opposition in poland 1981. Martial law can be used in natural disasters however most countries use a different legal construct, such as a State of Emergency. Many countries have marshal laws that impose particular rules like a curfew. Often under this system the administration of justice is left to a military tribunal called court martial. The suspension of the writ of habeas corpus is likely to occur meaning you dont get a lawyer.