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24 Hous. J. Int'l L. 475 (2001-2002)
Trying a Bin Laden and Others: Evaluating the Options for Terrorist Trials

handle is hein.journals/hujil24 and id is 483 raw text is: TRYING A BIN LADEN AND OTHERS:
EVALUATING THE OPTIONS FOR
TERRORIST TRIALS
Jennifer Trahan*
I. TERRORIST TRIALS BEFORE MILITARY COMMISSIONS ..... 478
A. The Executive Order Calling for Military
Com  m issions ............................................................. 478
B. Past Use of Military Commissions ............................ 481
C. Past U.S. Terrorism Trials ....................................... 484
D. Concerns as to the Propriety of the Executive Order 485
E. Absence of Standard Trial Procedures ..................... 491
F. Questions as to the Appearance of Legitimacy ......... 494
II. TRIALS IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT ..................................... 496
A. Trial Procedures in Federal District Court .............. 497
B. Benefits of an Established Trial Mechanism ........... 497
C. The Appearance of Legitimacy .................................. 498
III. TRIALS BEFORE AN INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL ............... 498
A. Procedural Mechanism Before an International
Tribunal .................................................................... 499
B. Defining the Crimes to be Adjudicated by an
International Tribunal ............................................. 500
C. The Appearance of Legitimacy .................................. 504
D. Whether the ICTY/ICTR or ICC Would Be a
Preferable M  odel ....................................................... 506
*   Counsel, International Justice Program, Human Rights watch (2002-); LL.M.,
Columbia University School of Law (2002); J.D., N.Y.U. School of Law (1990); A.B.,
Amherst College (1985). The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author
and not Human Rights Watch.

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