Civil Rights and Military Tribunals
Can military tribunals protect the rights of the accused and offer fundamentally fair trials? What role, if any, will there be for review by civilian courts? These and other questions were taken up at a January 17, 2002, panel discussion at the University of Chicago Law School. Panelists examined the procedures and protections essential to ensuring a fair trial, discussed the potential legacy of the Bush administration's tribunals plan, and drew upon the experiences of former U.S. District Judge Herbert Stern's tenure as the head of a military tribunal in Berlin in the late 1970s. Copyright 2002 The University of Chicago.