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National Defence Act

Version of section 196.1 from 2008-07-18 to 2023-03-20:

Marginal note:Dissolution

  •  (1) If, after an accused person has made a plea but before the court martial pronounces its finding, two or more members of the panel die or are for any reason unable to continue to act, the court martial is dissolved.

  • Marginal note:Illness of accused

    (2) Where, on account of the illness of an accused person, it is impossible to continue the trial of that person, the court martial is dissolved.

  • Marginal note:Unfit to stand trial

    (3) Where a court martial finds, under subsection 198(2), that an accused person is unfit to stand trial and it completes the proceedings under subsection 200(2), the court martial is dissolved.

  • Marginal note:Effect of dissolution

    (4) Where a court martial is dissolved pursuant to this section, the accused person may be dealt with as if the trial had never commenced.

  • 1998, c. 35, s. 47
  • 2008, c. 29, s. 16
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