Practice Relating to Rule 157. Jurisdiction over War Crimes
Chile’s Code of Military Justice (1925) provides:
The Military Courts of the Republic have jurisdiction over Chileans and foreigners in order to pass judgement on all matters of military jurisdiction which might arise within the national territory. They also have jurisdiction to try the same matters when they arise outside national territory in the following cases:
1. When they occur within a territory which is militarily occupied by the Chilean armed forces;
2. When they concern offences by soldiers in the course of duty or when undertaking military assignments;
3. When they concern offences against the sovereignty of the State and its external or internal security.