Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bush and Gitmo redux.

Somehow, I knew I was speaking too soon. As it turns out, Bush and the gang aren't really going to give anyone in Gitmo fair trials or, y'know, actually obey the Geneva Conventions in any significant way. (See here for the Convention regarding civilian non-combatants and the right to a court hearing, and here for the convention regarding PoWs and the right to a military court hearing.) Instead, they're looking to tweak the current process to dodge the Supreme Court's decision. Money quote:
Given that any legislation is likely to be challenged in the courts, the dozen or so prisoners charged under the old military commission rules, including [Australian, David Hicks, are likely to remain in Guantanamo for some time yet before they face any sort of court.

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