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Terrorism / Military Tribunals / Wedgwood Interview #730530

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 10, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The coming start of "military commissions," the tribunal trials for those charged with terrorism, previewed; photos shown of five men who could be tried. [Acting chief prosecutor Col. Frederic BORCH†- says we are talking about terrorism.] The question of whether the tribunals process is stacked in the government's favor noted & the process outlined on screen. [Georgetown University professor David COLE†- says this is a system designed to assure a particular result.] [Johns Hopkins University professor Ruth WEDGWOOD†- defends the tribunals system.] [Acting chief defense counsel Col. William GUNN†- says we will be judged by the world community as to whether the process is just.] The possibility of putting detainees from Guantanamo Bay to death noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Wedgwood about tribunals. [From Washington, international law professor WEDGWOOD - cites the standard of guilt in the tribunals; outlines what is the same as the criminal process; comments of disclosure issues & the evidentiary dilemmas in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui.]

Brown, Aaron;
Starr, Barbara

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