USA: Missing from the US ‘human rights agenda’: Accountability and remedy for ‘war on terror’ abuses

USA: Missing from the US ‘human rights agenda’: Accountability and remedy for ‘war on terror’ abuses

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Index Number: AMR 51/005/2010
Date Published: 20 January 2010
Categories: USA

One year into the new presidential administration, almost 200 individuals remain detained without fair trial at the Guantánamo prison camp, and accountability and remedy for the human rights violations committed against these and other detainees in what the USA previously called the “war on terror” remain more myth than reality. The Obama administration must now take concrete action, including on accountability, remedy, and ending the Guantánamo detentions in line with its international human rights obligations.


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