The purpose of this thread is to have reference and research related material on Guantanamo Bay detainees, which began the period of indefinite
detention without charge or trial of terrorism suspects.
So, if I hold no opinion immediately on the issue other than use for educational purposes and research, it's because I haven't formulated one yet,
have to view all the details, so please hold your horses...
Although I can say I am against it.
Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama on December 31, 2011,
the practice of indefinite detention without trial into US law.
On January 11, 2002, the United States brought the first 20 prisoners to the Guantanamo Bay
detention facility, marking the beginning of a program of indefinite detention without charge or trial of terrorism suspects that has lasted 10 years.
Since then, a total of 779 prisoners have been held at the facility. Provisions in the
National Defense Authorization Act
2012, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama on December 31, 2011, codify the practice of
indefinite detention without trial
law. This page is a compilation of selected Human Rights Watch reporting on Guantanamo and related matters over the past decade, as well as
facts and figures
comparing military commissions to federal courts.
Boumediene v. Bush
2008-11-20 Judge LEon ORDER - Release 5 of 6 Boumediene Petitioners
Should section 7(b) of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which does not explicitly mention habeas corpus, be construed to eliminate the courts’
jurisdiction over petitioners’ pending habeas cases, thereby creating serious constitutional issues?
Al Odah Cert Petition
Al Odah motion to expedite
Brief for petitioners Al Odah et al
The rest of the petitions can be seen at the source right below...
On June 28, 2004, the Supreme Court held in Rasul v. Bush, that the nearly-600 men imprisoned by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba had a
right of access to the federal courts, via habeas corpus and otherwise, to challenge their detention and conditions of confinement. Subsequent to this
decision, the habeas petitions were remanded to the district court for further proceedings. Immediately after the Supreme Court's decision in Rasul,
CCR and cooperating counsel filed 11 new habeas petitions in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of over 70
detainees. These cases eventually became the consolidated cases of Al Odah v. United States and Boumediene v. Bush, the leading cases determining the
significance of the Supreme Court's decision in Rasul, the rights of non-citizens to challenge the legality of their detention in an offshore U.S.
military base, and the constitutionality of the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
A thanks to HRW
for providing this information for further research and ATS for hosting it...
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