Gideon's Army at Guantanamo: The Challenges Facing Defense Teams in the Military Commissions System


 

THE CENTER ON NATIONAL SECURITY AT FORDHAM LAW PRESENTS:

 

GIDEON'S ARMY AT GUANTANAMO: THE CHALLENGES FACING DEFENSE TEAMS IN THE MILITARY COMMISSIONS SYSTEM

 

A panel of leading defense attorneys discuss the myriad obstacles to defense at Guantanamo, including: inadequate resources, detainee treatment in custody, difficulty with access to clients and witnesses, government interference with confidentiality, and excessive classification of material and testimony, among other issues.  

 

Watch full video of the discussion below: 

Featuring:

James Harrington is a prominent defense attorney and a partner at Harrington & Mahoney in Buffalo, NY.

Rick Kammen is a leading criminal defense lawyer with his office in Indianapolis, IN. He concentrates his practice in white-collar defense, complex crimes, heath care issues as well as death penalty defenses.

Michel Paradis currently serves as Defense Counsel for the Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Defense Counsel. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Martha Rayner is a clinical professor of law at Fordham Law School who founded the International Justice Clinic where students engage in litigation and advocacy on behalf of Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

Jason Wright is a former United States Army Major and Judge Advocate. In May 2011, Mr, Wright was one of two lawyers assigned to defend Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and in August 2014, he resigned from the Army after receiving orders that made it impossible for him to remain on Mr. Mohammed's defense team.

Karen Greenberg (moderator) is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School

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