USA: Judicial review and remedy still more myth than reality for Guantánamo detainees

USA: Judicial review and remedy still more myth than reality for Guantánamo detainees

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Index Number: AMR 51/051/2009
Date Published: 9 April 2009
Categories: USA

Ten months after the US Supreme Court ruled in Boumediene v. Bush that the detainees held in US military custody at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba were entitled to a "prompt" habeas corpus hearing in district court to determine the lawfulness of their detention, only a handful of them have received such a hearing. Amnesty International details its concerns in a new report.


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