Participants in a Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) would include the Court Recorder, a military officer whose job it was to keep the audio record (*these hearings were never filmed), swear in the witnesses, present the materials and answer any questions the tribunals members might have; a translator for the detainee (most detainees did not speak English); and the detainee’s Personal Representative. This personal representative is a military officer who, by law, is not an attorney and whose responsibility is to assist the detainee with the process of how the Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRTs) work. As this person is not a lawyer, there is no confidentiality between the detainee and the Personal Representative. Anything the detainee says to his Personal Representative must be relayed to the court.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ABOUT DETAINEE REPRESENTATION
Detainee Representation: Further Reading
The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison, Outside the Law by Jonathan Hafetz is a record for posterity of the work of attorneys who have worked to provide counsel to Guantanamo detainees.