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U.S.: Right to Counsel in Military Commissions

Letter to the Department of Defense:

We appreciate your efforts to clarify the Department of Defense's views. Nevertheless, we remain concerned that certain rules impose unjustifiable limitations on the right to counsel and effective representation, and as such are inconsistent with principles firmly embedded in U.S. constitutional law, the rules for courts-martial, and international human rights law. Your letter's explanations either fail to address our core objections or offer justifications that do not withstand scrutiny.

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