Brigadier General Mark Martins speaks on campus

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Brigadier General Mark Martins, chief prosecutor of the U.S. Military Commissions, discussed the Military Provisions Act of 2009 in a March talk sponsored by the International Legal Studies Program and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Martins served as lead trial counsel in the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and four other accused perpetrators of the attacks of 9/11. In his talk, Martins addressed the act’s due process protections, constitutional authority, jurisdiction, oversight by federal civilian courts and compliance with international legal obligations as well as the public trial requirements and transparency measures that characterize the reformed military commissions.

Summer 2013 Vanderbilt Law Magazine