July 11, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 11, 2006, the US military announced that the Geneva Conventions would apply to all detainees held in US military custody around the world. The move marked a sharp reversal of previous policy statements which had classified many detainees as "enemy combatants" outside the protections of ...[read more]
May 15, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
US Solicitor General Paul Clement announced Wednesday that he is resigning from his post, effective June 2. Perhaps best-known for his Supreme Court advocacy of Bush Administration positions on rights and procedures at Guantanamo Bay, including such notable cases as Hamdi v. Rumsfeld and Hamdan v... ...[read more]
February 21, 2007
by Andrew Wood
David Cynamon: I and the other attorneys working for justice in Guantanamo Bay are deeply disappointed in the US Court of Appeals' decision to deny our clients the basic right to challenge their detentions in the US court system. We intend to bring this issue before the Supreme Court as s... ...[read more]
January 31, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
New war crimes charges will be filed against Guantanamo Bay detainees beginning as early as Friday, chief prosecutor Col. Moe Davis (USAF) said Tuesday. Davis said, however, that charges are only expected to be filed against a few of the 10 detainees who were scheduled for trial before the Supreme ...[read more]
December 12, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Kathleen Duignan, Executive Director of the National Institute of Military Justice, says that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 again puts US JAG officers in the awkward position of litigating the shortfalls of a military legal process that none of us would like ...[read more]
October 18, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
The father of Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has said that Hicks' defense team will challenge the Military Commissions Act of 2006 signed into law by President Bush Tuesday. Terry Hicks said Tuesday that the new legislation leaves the previous system for military commissions virt... ...[read more]
October 9, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
The US Navy lawyer who successfully represented the plaintiff Guantanamo detainee in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and took his case all the way to the US Supreme Court has been denied a promotion and will leave the military by spring, the Miami Herald reports. Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, who has worked in the ...[read more]
September 12, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that minimum due process guarantees under customary international law must not be denied when Congress attempts to articulate forms of procedure for new US military commissions...When considering legislation for ...[read more]
September 8, 2006
by JURIST Commentator
Michael J. Kelly: President Bush recently acknowledged the existence of the long-suspected C.I.A. detention facilities that the U.S. has used to interrogate and possibly torture high-value foreign members of al Qaeda captured abroad. This acknowledgement, even as the facilities are being shu... ...[read more]
September 6, 2006
by Tom Henry
Military Commissions Act of 2006, White House, September 6, 2006. Read the full text of proposed bill. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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