The military commission at issue is not expressly authorized by any congressional act and lacks the power to proceed because its structure and procedures violate both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949.
MILITARY LAW ¿ Conspiracy ¿ Law of War ¿ Treaties
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, et al.
New Jersey Law Journal
July 10, 2006