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H.R. 6054, The Military Commissions Act of 2006 (21 comments ↓)
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H.R. 6054 would authorize the President to establish military commissions to try unlawful combatants for a number of offenses including terrorism, hijacking, and the murder of noncombatants. The bill would set out the rules and procedures for such trials, including the process for assigning counsel and compelling witnesses and evidence, the rules of evidence, and post-trial reviews and appeals. H.R. 6054 also would amend the U.S. criminal code to retroactively specify which actions under the Geneva Convention would be considered criminal acts for which the U.S. Armed Forces or other U.S. nationals could be prosecuted. The bill would apply to detention, treatment, or trial of any person detained since September 11, 2001.