July 11, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 11, 2006, the US military announced that the Geneva Conventions would apply to all detainees held in US military custody around the world. The move marked a sharp reversal of previous policy statements which had classified many detainees as "enemy combatants" outside the protections of ...[read more]
July 3, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US District Court for the District of Columbia Wednesday chose Judge Thomas Hogan to preside over the habeas corpus appeals of Guantanamo Bay detainees seeking to challenge their detention in federal court under the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Boumediene v. Bush. Hogan will rule on proc... ...[read more]
May 16, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A military judge Friday delayed the military commission trial of Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan until July. On Thursday, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit rejected a bid by Hamdan to postpone the start of his military commission until the Supreme Court rules in the ...[read more]
May 15, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
US Solicitor General Paul Clement announced Wednesday that he is resigning from his post, effective June 2. Perhaps best-known for his Supreme Court advocacy of Bush Administration positions on rights and procedures at Guantanamo Bay, including such notable cases as Hamdi v. Rumsfeld and Hamdan v... ...[read more]
March 14, 2008
by Howard Kline
United States of America v. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, United States Military Commission, March 14, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
December 20, 2007
by Michael Sung
United States of America v. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Guantanamo Bay Military Commission, December 19, 2007. Read the full text of the decision. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
June 5, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
United States of America v. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Guantanamo Bay Military Commission, June 4, 2007. Read the full text of the decision. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
April 30, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The US Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a lawsuit brought by two Guantanamo Bay detainees challenging the legality of their military commissions. In Hamdan v. Gates and Khadr v. Bush, 06-1169, Yemeni Salim Ahmed Hamdan and Canadian Omar Khadr sought to challenge the constitutionality of ...[read more]
February 21, 2007
by Andrew Wood
David Cynamon: I and the other attorneys working for justice in Guantanamo Bay are deeply disappointed in the US Court of Appeals' decision to deny our clients the basic right to challenge their detentions in the US court system. We intend to bring this issue before the Supreme Court as s... ...[read more]
December 12, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Kathleen Duignan, Executive Director of the National Institute of Military Justice, says that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 again puts US JAG officers in the awkward position of litigating the shortfalls of a military legal process that none of us would like ...[read more]

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