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Brigadier General Mark Martins Addresses City Bar Committees on Military Commissions

Yesterday, Brigadier General Mark Martins, Chief Prosecutor for the Office of Military Commissions, presented remarks on the topic of “Legitimacy and Comparative Law in Reformed Military Commissions” at a meeting hosted by the City Bar’s Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law.

Topics Brigadier General Martins covered in his presentation included “Importance of Law and Constraint to Legitimacy of Reformed Military Commissions,” “Need for Comparisons between Reformed Military Commissions and U.S. District Courts,” “Comparative Analysis: Admissibility of Statements Made by Accused,” “Comparative Analysis: Taking Depositions,” “Benefits of Deeper Comparison,” “A Note on Transparency,” and “Then Why Use Military Commissions at All?”

Read the full remarks here.

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