German military law
German military law has a long history.
Drumhead courts-martial in the German lands had existed since the Early modern period. During the Thirty Years' War several Imperial states established mili...
Ceremonial oath of the Bundeswehr
There are two types of soldiers serving in the Bundeswehr (Federal Defence Forces): regular units and conscripts. Consequently, there are also two types of oaths. That for conscripts is a pledge, sinc...
Command and obedience in the Bundeswehr
The principle of command and obedience in the Bundeswehr (German: Befehl und Gehorsam), along with the concept of "citizens in uniform" (German: Staatsbürger in Uniform), was central to the 19...
Wehrkraftzersetzung
Wehrkraftzersetzung is a term from German military law during the Third Reich. In 1938, with Adolf Hitler moving Germany closer to war, the Nazi government issued a decree for the purpose of suppressi...
Tanja Kreil
Tanja Kreil (born 1977) is a German electrician notable for filing a lawsuit against the Bundeswehr (Germany's armed forces) with European Court of Justice that forced the German military to allow wom...