Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made headlines once again yesterday by saying that he would be “fine” with trying American citizens accused of terrorism in military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. At the risk of taking Trump’s whims too seriously, Lawfare has provided very brief overview of the operative legal constraints.
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Pre-trial hearings continue Monday morning at Guantanamo Bay in the case of the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. The sessions focuses on whether Walid Bin Attash has voluntarily waived his right to be present, questions regarding classification review, and whether or not there is a statute of limitations for a war crime in the miltiary court.
Lawfare's coverage of the 7/12 military commission hearing in the Abd al Hadi al Iraqi case.
Military Commissions Deputy Chief Prosecutor Robert C. Moscati issued the following statement yesterday prior to this week's military commission pre-trial hearings in the case of Abd al Hadi al Iraqi.
Earlier today, State Department Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure Lee S. Wolosky and his Defense Department counterpart Paul M. Lewis testified before the the House Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the Obama administration's detainee release process.
Military commission proceedings in Guantanamo Bay resumed Thursday, June 3.
It’s Tuesday morning at Guantanamo, and the military judge calls the military commission session to order. But this is not the 9/11 case. And the military judge isn’t Col. James Pohl.
Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement yesterday prior to this week's military commission pre-trial hearings in the case of Abd al Hadi al Iraqi.
A summary of the Pentagon's proposed amendments to the Military Commissions Act.
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation yesterday that would prohibit the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility as well as bar transfers of remaining detainees to any foreign country through September 2017.