Friday, 21 January 2011

Military Commissions to Resume Work (But Still Won’t Apply Real Law)

Filed under: Humanitarian work — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 18:00 PDT

The New York Times has the story today:

“Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is expected to soon lift an order blocking the initiation of new cases against detainees, which he imposed on the day of President Obama’s inauguration. That would clear the way for tribunal officials, for the first time under the Obama administration, to initiate new charges against detainees….”

This is a problematic development in numerous respects…

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