The Guantánamo Military Commissions: fair trial rights, justice, and human rights


Add to My Calendar Thursday, June 1, 2023 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Center for Constitutional Rights Senior Staff Attorney J. Wells Dixon will participate in an expert panel discussion for the the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales's (BHRC) virtual launch of their observation report on USA v. Abd al-Nashiri.

The virtual panel will take place on Zoom on June 1, at 1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. UK time. Register for the event here.

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales (“BHRC”) has kept a watching brief on the use of the detention facility at Guantánamo and procedural developments in the Military Commissions being held there. In 2019, BHRC became the only UK-based organisation to be granted official observer status for the ongoing trials in the Military Commissions. Since then, BHRC has observed two cases at Guantánamo and has expressed serious concern that these proceedings demonstrate fundamental flaws and departure from fair trial norms.


Stephen Cragg KC, chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee
J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Alka Pradhan, Human Rights Counsel, Guantánamo Bay Military Commissions
Carol Rosenberg, Guantánamo Bay Correspondent, The New York Times
Anthony Natale, lead counsel for the defense in Abdul Rahim Al Nashiri
Jodie Blackstock, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers and Treasurer at BHRC, trial observer in the Nashiri case
Amanda Weston KC, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers, trial observer in the 9/11 case

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May 24, 2023