Secretary Rumsfeld Approves Changes in Military Commission Procedures

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Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
11
464
Abstract: 
On August 31, 2005, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld approved changes to improve military commission procedures. The changes resulted from a review of commission procedures, including lessons learned from military commission proceedings that started in late 2004, a review of relevant domestic and international legal standards and suggestions from outside organizations on possible improvements to the commission process. According to a Department of Defense (DOD) press release, it will continue to evaluation how it conducts commissions and, where appropriate, make changes to improve the process?[more]