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Sergeant W. case, Court Martial, 18 May 1966
Affaire Sergeant W.

18.05.1966
Le Conseil de Guerre

Summary

In its judgement in the Sergeant W. case in 1966, Belgium’s Court-Martial of Brussels sentenced to imprisonment a sub-officer who wilfully killed a civilian while serving in the Congolese army within the framework of military technical cooperation between the Congo and Belgium. The Court held that the act committed was murder under the Belgian and Congolese Penal Codes and also a clear violation of the laws and customs of war and of the laws of humanity.


Decision
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