USA: Supreme Court's ruling - a victory for human rights (WA closing text)

USA: Supreme Court's ruling - a victory for human rights (WA closing text)

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Index Number: AMR 51/104/2006
Date Published: 13 July 2006
Categories: Americas, USA

On 29 June 2006, the US Supreme Court ruled that US President George W. Bush had overstepped his authority in ordering Military Commissions trials for foreign nationals held at Guantánamo. The ruling maintained that the proposed commissions violated US law and the Geneva conventions.


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