Articles Tagged with military commissions

Guantanamo Bay Detainees in the Courts, an eBook by

Legal experts will analyze the Guantanamo Bay detainee cases for decades to come, but presented here are the court opinions themselves, unedited and in their entirety, so that readers can review a court’s reasoning firsthand, unfiltered and without bias. 

The opinions are in answer to rulings appealed by both the detainees and the U.S. government, as well as other interested parties, from the earliest rulings in 2002 through the end of 2009.  While most of the decisions in the collection involve Gitmo detainees directly, other related cases are included for context and to fill out the evolution of how the U.S. courts are handling the laws and policies resulting from the war on terror.

Points of interest to military justice from the current General Counsel to the Department of Defense:’

Development of the rules of practice and procedure for Military Commissions.  The Department regularly consults with and takes input from defense counsel involved in the Commissions and GitMo related matters.

This would be a better practice, and IMHO shows the DOD Joint Service Committee on Military Justice how it ought to be done. 

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