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Observing Trials at Guantanamo (New York Law Journal)

New York Law Journal, March 28, 2016

Observing Trials at Guantanamo

In response to concerns about the lack of transparency of the commission proceedings, the government established an observer program for NGOs. The City Bar has been granted observer status and has regularly sent representatives. We recently traveled to Guantanamo as observers from the Military Affairs and Justice Committee in successive weeks in February 2016. Our report on the current status of these death penalty proceedings can be summarized as follows: ongoing delay and proliferation of pretrial motions with no trial in sight, a decade after the prisoners were moved to Guantanamo.

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