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lawful orders

A plea or legal defense strategy in which the defendant claims that their actions were solely the result of carrying out the orders of superiors and that, as such, they should not be found guilty of such actions. Often known as the "Nuremberg defense," which is a reference to the use of such a defense by political and military leaders of defeated Nazi Germany in the Nuremberg Trials of 1945–46. Against the charge of unlawful murder during wartime, the staff sergeant's defense attorney put forward a lawful orders defense, claiming that the killings were carried out under direct orders by superior officers.
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We remind the government, especially the security sector, that there is a need to show that the rule of law still prevails and the law requires them to obey lawful orders,' De Guia said.
It's a matter of law and practice that a procuring entity must obey all the lawful orders issued by the board or a court of law.
A record of the offence was presented to the passenger for failure to comply with lawful orders of the captain of the aircraft.
It also detailed the excessive use of police force to prevent the holding of demonstrations and denounced"a litany of offences" -- including loosely defined crimes such as treason, unlawful assembly, disobedience of lawful orders and subversive activities -- used to penalise human rights activists in contravention of the spirit of the 2010 Constitution which enshrined basic freedoms.
When Popp refused to comply with Casford's lawful orders, Casford fired at Popp, hitting him in his upper right leg.
Yates January 30, 2017, guidance and direct the men and women of the Department of Justice to do our sworn duty and to defend the lawful orders of our President," Boente wrote in a statement.
In a news release Sunday, the Portland Police Bureau said the protesters failed to obey numerous lawful orders to vacate city streets.
LAHORE -- Minister for Pakistan Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Monday that officers should follow the lawful orders of the seniors according to the constitution.
She ruled that "said act cannot be countenanced without running afoul of the established rule of actions of government officials and employees" highlighting that "respondent's show of arrogance and persistent disregard of lawful orders of a constitutional body continued while serving anew as mayor of Atimonan.
He was accused of failing to obey the lawful orders of police during an international boxing competition held in Khudjan the same month, an accusation he denied.
She must carry out lawful orders of the Chief Minister and the Board of Ministers of the Province.
When the smoke cleared, Robinson was under arrest to be court-martialed for insubordination, disturbing the peace, drunkenness, conduct unbecoming an officer, insulting a civilian woman, and refusing to obey lawful orders of a superior officer.
His intent in this effort is to highlight the evolution of British bombing practices to counter the assertion that the British commanders refused to obey lawful orders.
Abdalla is now under detention as he awaits trial on why he failed to obey lawful orders from the anti-graft body.
The activists and other unknown persons were charged under 11 Sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to rioting, not obeying lawful orders, defying prohibitory orders, assaulting government servants, provoking people to riot and a Section under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, which is non- bailable.