NACDL - Defending the Rule of Law: The Military Commissions Defense Organization

Defending the Rule of Law: The Military Commissions Defense Organization

The prosecutions unfolding at Guantanamo are among the most important criminal cases in U.S. history. Unfortunately, the proceedings have not lived up to the highest standards of American justice due to repeated delays, deliberate government interference with the defense function, and a shortage of defense resources. The Chief Defense Counsel for Military Commissions offers his opinion regarding how the military commissions have fared to date.