Composition of courts-martial
99. (1) A court-martial shall consist of such number of officers of any branch of the Bangladesh Navy, who have held commissions for a period of not less than three years and who are of or above the rank of lieutenant as the authority ordering the court-martial may fix, subject to the following limits, namely:-
(a) a general court-martial shall consist of not less than five and not more than nine such officers;
(b) a district court-martial shall consist of not less than three and not more than seven such officers; and
(c) a summary general court-martial shall consist of not less than three and not more than five such officers.
(2) The president and other members of a court-martial, and such spare members as the authority ordering the court-martial considers appropriate for the purpose of filling vacancies, shall be nominated by that authority.
(3) The officer who orders a court-martial shall not be a member of the court-martial; and no court-martial shall consist of officers all of whom belong to the same ship or naval establishment.
(4) A court-martial for the trial of an officer shall not include more than one member, who is below the rank of such officer.