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Encyclopedia > Military Advocate General

The Military Advocate General assists the Israel Defense Forces in imposing rules of conduct through legal advice, legal instruction, maintaining the mechanisms for military prosecution and legal defense, and fulfilling special legal tasks. It supervises, by exercizing the designated operative instruments and authority, over the rule of law in the IDF. The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... The rule of law implies that government authority may only be exercised in accordance with written laws, which were adopted through an established procedure. ...

The principal activities of the Military Advocate General are:

  • Maintaining prosecution and legal defense systems before the military courts.
  • Providing military authorities with legal advice on military law and the law in general (including international law).
  • Maintaining the military court system in areas falling under the jurisdiction of the IDF.
  • Supervision over the rules of conduct in the IDF.
  • Supervision over the investigatory arms in the IDF, and over the military detention centres.
  • Representing the IDF before public and institutional bodies.
  • Teaching law and jurisprudence in the IDF and its values among soldiers and commanders.

The current head of the Military Advocate General is Brigadier-General, Avichai Mendelblit. This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... The military police of the Israel Defense Forces (Hebrew: חיל המשטרה הצבאית, Heyl HaMishtara HaTzvait) is the Israeli military police. ... Like any military prison, the Israeli version is a prison for guarding soldiers who committed crimes during their service. ...

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Israeli Security Forces | Mossad | Shabak | Police | Border Police | Intelligence Community | National Security Council



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