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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 297-03
May 02, 2003

DoD ISSUES MILITARY COMMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

The General Counsel of the Department of Defense today issued eight military commission instructions that would facilitate the conduct of possible future military commissions. "The issuing of these instructions is another step DOD has taken towards being prepared to conduct full and fair military commissions," said Deputy General Counsel Whit Cobb.

The instructions issued today include crimes and elements of offenses as well as other administrative guidance and procedures for Military Commission participants to facilitate the conduct of full and fair trials. Issued instructions include:

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