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The New York City Bar Association has been active in observing and commenting on Military Commission proceedings in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.< Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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The Protective Order and Procedures for representing Guantanamo detainees before military commissions “so infringe on the attorney-client relationship as to make effective and zealous advocacy impossible,” states a letter issued by the New York City Bar Association, and therefore the effective date of the order should be delayed until concerns are adequately addressed. < Continue reading

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In a letter sent to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the New York City Bar Association expresses “profound concern” with Section 1116 of the 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (“Section 1116”), which, if it becomes law, would terminate funding for the transfer of a non-citizen to the United States for any purpose, thereby preventing Guantanamo detainees from being tried in Article III courts for offenses related to the events of September 11, 2001. Section … Continue reading

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