May 31, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On May 31, 2011, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced that military prosecutors had brought charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9/11 conspirators. The individuals were charged under the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (MCA) and accused of conspiracy, attacking ...[read more]
October 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On October 8, 2009, the US House of Representatives passed a bill that amended the Military Commissions Act of 2006 to provide suspected terrorists with greater due process rights. The Military Commissions Act of 2009 was approved by a vote of 281-146 as part of the National Defense Authorization ...[read more]
November 5, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow, senior counter-terrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, says that despite purported safeguards, evidence from Omar Khadr's guilty plea and sentencing hearing shows that detainees can still be harmed by statements they have made involuntarily... The ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Tuesday released a manual for military commission procedures under the Military Commissions Act of 2009. The manual establishes the rules of evidence and procedure for the commissions, allowing for the admission of certain hearsay evidence and defining... ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Tuesday released a manual for military commission procedures under the Military Commissions Act of 2009. The manual establishes the rules of evidence and procedure for the commissions, allowing for the admission of certain hearsay evidence and defining... ...[read more]
December 8, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow of Human Rights Watch says that judging from what she saw at Guantanamo last week, the new system of US military commissions established under the Military Commissions Act of 2009 fails to meet our highest standards as a nation, despite a rece... ...[read more]
December 4, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
A US military judge ruled Thursday that the US government may partially amend the charges against Guantanamo Bay detainee Ibrahim Ahmed al Qosi by changing his jurisdictional basis, but may not include four additional years of alleged activities under the charges. In this first application of the ...[read more]
October 9, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that amends the Military Commissions Act of 2006 to provide suspected terrorists with greater due process rights. The Military Commissions Act of 2009 was approved by a vote of 281-146 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act ...[read more]
June 29, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Wazir, et al. v. Gates, et al., US District Court for the District of Columbia, June 29, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on legal issues surrounding Bagram Air Base... ...[read more]
May 6, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Six Guantanamo Bay detainees charged in connection with the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks will probably not be put on trial by the US military before the end of the Bush administration in January 2009, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Officials and watchdog groups cited by the Post noted ...[read more]

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