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Military Tribunals


Public Law 107-40

10 U.S.C. section 821

10 U.S.C. section 836
Procedures for Trials by Military Commissions of Certain Non-United States Citizens in the War Against Terrorism.

32 C.F.R Subchapter B—Military Commissions, Pts 9-17

Final Rules, Federal Register, v.68 no. 126, Tuesday July 1, 2003, p.39373-39398

U.S. Policy

White House

President's Briefing Room

U.S. Congress

Statements Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Congressional Record: February 13, 2002 (Senate)

The continuing debate on the use of military commissions Congressional Record: December 14, 2001 (Senate)

Trying Terrorists as War Criminals Congressional Record: November 15, 2001 (Senate)

Department of Defense

Military Commissions
Department of Defense Fact Sheet

DoD Program for Enemy Prisoners of War (EPOW) and Other Detainees

Enemy Prisoners of War, Retained Personnel, Civilian Internees and Other Detainees, Army Regulation 190-8, OPNAVINST 3461.6, AFJI 31-304, MCO 3461.1

News Articles

Analysis: Military Tribunals
by Richard Allen Greene, Marcy 4, 2003.

In Favor of Military Tribunals
by Peter J. Wallison, January 3, 2002.

Military Commissions Can't Compare to International Courts
Human Rights Watch, December 4, 2001.

Military Commissions: Fair Trials and Justice
by William H. Taft IV.

The Military Tribunals on Trial
by Aryeh Neier, New York Review of Books, February 14, 2002.

Remarks by the President to the Travel Pool
March 2002.

Take Moussaoui to Court: A Military Court
by Glenn Sulmasy, July 27, 2003.

Terrorists, Military Tribunals, and the Constitution
Cato Institute, December 6, 2001.

War Crimes Trials
by Paul Rosenzweig, WebMemo #266, April 22, 2003.


Research & Analysis

Congressional Research Service

Military Tribunals: The "Quirin" Precedent

Terrorism and the Law of War: Trying Terrorists as War Criminals before Military Commissions

Treatment of “Battlefield Detainees” in the War on Terrorism

Other Reports

American Bar Association Task Force on Terrorism and the Law
Report and Recommendations on  Military Commissions

Fact Sheet: Past U.S. Criticism of Military Tribunals

The Proposed U.S. Military Commissions

Web Gateways

Military Law and Legal Links Air War College

Military Commissions
Center for National Security Studies

United States Military Commissions: A Quick Guide to Available Resources
by Stephen Young