Defence Judge Advocate Corps (Denmark)

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Military Prosecution Service
Forsvarets Auditørkorps
Active 1659; 356 years ago (1659)
Country DenmarkDenmark
Branch Danske Forsvars logo.svg Joined/shared
Role Military justice
Size 30[1]
Part of Ministry of Defence
Headquarters Kastellet
Nickname(s) FAUK
Website Official FAUK
Judge Advocate General Lars Stevnsborg
Coat of Arms Forsvarets Auditoerkorps.jpg

Military Prosecution Service or Judge Advocate General’s Corps (Danish: Forsvarets Auditørkorps, short FAUK) is a Danish independent military prosecutor and the legal branch of the Danish military. It is a Level.I command and is under the Ministry of Defence. The Generalauditør (Judge Advocate General) heads the Defence Judge Advocate Corps. It is located at Kastellet in Copenhagen.

The Judge advocate General and Judge advocates are members of the military system, but outside the military rank system. The Chief of Defence, otherwise the commander of all Danish military personal, does not have authority over Judge advocates prosecutors.

In a military criminal case the Defence Judge Advocate Corps conducts investigation and decides whether or not a charge should be brought up.

See also[edit]

  1. ^ "About" (in Danish). Retrieved 1 December 2015.