The Devilish Difficulty of Defending a Detainee

September 10, 2008Duke Law News

Major Frakt, defense counsel to Mohammed Jawad, will discuss the unique aspects of military commissions and the law, clients, and operating environment at Guantanamo that make it incredibly difficult to defend detainees. For more information, contact

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