Learning About the Water We Swim in: U.S. Air Forces Southern's Role in Peru's Transition to an Adversarial Military Justice System

9 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2021

Date Written: January 13, 2021

Abstract

This piece was adapted with permission from the article that I published in Peru in 2019, and discusses my experience working with foreign judge advocates who are adopting an adversarial military justice system. It also considers more broadly the U.S. government's efforts to export the rule of law and the adversarial criminal justice system. Comparing the adversarial and inquisitorial systems helps us to see our system with fresh eyes. Understanding why so many countries are transitioning to systems modeled on ours will also help us to appreciate what makes our system special and perhaps even worthy of emulation.

Keywords: Common Law System, Civil Law System, Adversarial System, Military Justice, Comparative Law, Rule of Law, Foreign Law

JEL Classification: K14, K33, K41, K42

Suggested Citation

Schoeni, Daniel, Learning About the Water We Swim in: U.S. Air Forces Southern's Role in Peru's Transition to an Adversarial Military Justice System (January 13, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3765644

Daniel Schoeni (Contact Author)

U.S. Air Force JAG Corps ( email )

United States

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