USA: Time to end ten years of injustice: Oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council 20th Session
The failure of the US authorities to turn to the fully functioning civilian judicial system has not only deprived detainees at Guantánamo of their fair trial rights, it has so far deprived the victims of 9/11 attacks and other such crimes of their rights to see those responsible brought to justice and the truth firmly established through proper trials. Continuing failures in the domain of counter-terrorism are not only undermining the USA’s impact as a serious and powerful advocate for human rights, but they are also providing other governments with political cover for their violations perpetrated in the name of countering terrorism. Friends of the USA are urged to use the Human Rights Council diligently to encourage the US government to remove this stain on the USA’s human rights record. SEE ALSO <a href="http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/011/2012/en">http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/011/2012/en</a>
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