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military tribunal

noun armed services court, armed services court of law, armed services judiciary, army tribunal, judiciary of the army, military court, military court of law, military judiciary, military trial
Associated concepts: Patriot Act

military tribunal

a tribunal that is responsible for the trial and punishment of an offence against military law. See COURT MARTIAL.
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With prior experience in every role in Military Tribunals, he came to Dachau with a clear insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the process.
Cluttersaid it was "disappointing" that Obama's administration has given "new life" to the military tribunals, allowing for new cases to proceed under the system.
The subject of military tribunals garners great interest in times of war and falls into neglect in times of peace.
But then it authorizes the military tribunals to allow in secret evidence, hearsay evidence, and coerced testimony.
Bush has twice expressed his desire to close Guantanamo, but insisted on waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the military tribunals.
George Bush has said he would like to close the detention centre in Guantanamo Bay but is waiting for a US Supreme Court ruling on whether inmates could face military tribunals.
Details of Mr Blair's direct plea for the men's release came a day after the Government's top lawyer, Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, denounced US plans to stage military tribunals to try Guantanamo Bay detainees as "unacceptable".
When asked about the possibility of his son being tried by a US military tribunal,he added: ``What will happen is terrorists will take advantage of that situation.
Under a military tribunal, approved by US President George Bush as the applicable judicial procedure for terrorists, defendants can be executed if convicted.
Lt Col Rivers Johnson, a Pentagon spokesman, said Muhajir would not be eligible for trial by a military tribunal set up under Defence Department rules issued in March because those tribunals are for alleged terrorists who are not US citizens.
On November 13 the president issued an executive order calling for military tribunals that would try and sentence prisoners of the war in Afghanistan, and though America's war on terror was to be an international affair, these special tribunals would not be.
But it still looks like a military tribunal, waddles like a military tribunal and quacks like a military tribunal.

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