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Guantanamo military commission hearing for Noor Uthman Muhammed

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

by Raha Wala Georgetown Fellow, Law and Security The whispers began to die down as Noor Uthman Muhammed, a slender man with a graying beard, walked ...

Is the Obama Administration Guilty of a War Crime?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

A new paper published today by an expert on international law and the laws of armed conflict, argues that the military commission trial of Omar Khadr is itself a war crime.

How to Overcome the "Legacy of Torture"

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Neither new detention rules nor military commissions can truly overcome torture's legacy. That can only be done by admitting what happened, holding perpetrators accountable, and ultimately, prosecuting terror the American justice system.

Juvenile Justice Military Style

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

It's a valuable lesson we're being taught by the administration: 15-year-olds may be treated as adults when they misbehave if those pretending to be adults believe that is appropriate punishment.

The Guantanamo Paradox

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

As a member of the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama criticised President Bush's military commissions as a "flawed system" that compromised America's values. ...

What Can Khadr's Jury Tell Us About Guantanamo Justice?

Jo Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jo Becker

The seven members of the military commission panel for Omar Khadr seem intelligent and thoughtful. But that doesn't mean he will get a fair trial.

Gitmo Detainee's Lawyer COLLAPSES In The Courtroom, Trial Delayed

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — The war-crimes trial of a young Canadian detainee was halted Friday due to the illness of his attorney, who wa...

Khadr Lawyer Collapses as Historic War Crimes Trial Gets Underway

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The trial of Omar Khadr is the first one before a military commission under the Obama administration, and the first alleged child soldier to be tried by a Western country since World War II.

Why Is Canadian Child Soldier Omar Khadr Being Tried by a Military Court?

Maher Arar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maher Arar

Why is Omar Khadr being tried by a military court if the government is certain he was the one who threw the grenade? Don't they have trust in civilian courts?

Serious Setback for 'Child Soldier' in Obama's First War Crimes Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr was not lucky today. Judge Parrish concluded that despite the threats and abuse, Khadr's statements to interrogators were not tainted and could all be admitted at trial.

Guantanamo Gears Up For 1st Trial Under Obama

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — U.S. military officers were flying in Sunday to serve as jurors in war-crimes proceedings as the Guantanamo tr...

First U.S. Trial of 'Child Soldier' in Modern History Starts This Week at Gitmo

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Omar Khadr was only nine when his father, an alleged Al Qaeda financier, dragged him from Canada to Afghanistan and put him to work helping his Al Qaeda-connected friends. Khadr has said that he never had a choice.

Time Running Out for Omar Khadr

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

To date, the Omar Khadr trial has been one of the most dysfunctional in US judicial history. Its final act is likely to be as messy and dispiriting as the rest

Child Soldier To Boycott Military Commission Proceedings in First Trial under Obama

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By Nicole Karlebach, International Policy Fellow Omar Khadr appeared before Military Judge Patrick Parrish in Guantanamo Bay this week to confirm his...

News Outlets Appeal Pentagon's Ban On Guantanamo Coverage

McClatchy | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arguing that a Pentagon order banning four journalists from covering military commissions at Guantanamo Bay was illegal and unconstitutional, The Mia...

Interrogator Admits Gitmo Detainee Khadr Threatened With Rape

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

The last day of Omar Khadr's pre-trial military commission hearing held over the past two weeks here at Guantanamo ended with a breakthrough for the defense team.

GTMO Hearing: Does the Threat of Rape Make a Confession Involuntary?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

Does threatening a prisoner with rape and death, even implicitly, mean that a court should suppress admission of a crime because those statements lack reliability?

The Monster & The Constitution

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By C. Dixon Osburn, Director, Law and Security program I had heard the reports before about torture and abuse of those captured by Americans after 9/...

Pentagon Bans Four Reporters From Military Tribunals At Gitmo

McClatchy | Nancy A. Youssef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon Thursday banned four reporters, including one from McClatchy Newspapers, from covering future military commissions at Guant...

Indecent Haste at Gitmo

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights at Amnesty International USA. Parker is currently at Guantánamo to o...

Sgt. Joshua Claus, Guantanamo Interrogator, Told Canadian Teen Prisoner He'd Be Raped In U.S.

McClatchy | Carol Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- To get teen terror suspect Omar Khadr to cooperate, a former U.S. Army interrogator testified Thursday, he told the wounded Ca...

Congressional Sparring Ignores Practical Reasons For Miranda

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The consequences of not reading rights to terrorist suspects that we later want to prosecute are now on display at the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And it's not looking good for the government.

Guantanamo Hearings and 'Non-Traditional Interrogation'

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights at Amnesty International USA. Parker is currently at Guantánamo to o...

The Ripple Effects From Times Square To GTMO

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By C. Dixon Osburn, Director, Law and Security program I was swimming at Girl Scout Beach on Guantanamo Bay after another full day of testimony in th...

The Incredible Contrasts of Gitmo

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By C. Dixon Osburn, Director, Law and Security program I am struck by the contrasts. The flight attendant said as soon as we landed, "Welcome to Gua...