USA: Guantánamo and beyond: The continuing pursuit of unchecked executive power

Index Number: AMR 51/063/2005

This report, with an executive summary at AI Index AMR 51/083/2005, forms part of AI’s campaigning on detentions in and other US facilities in the “war on terror”. Along with other issues, the document considers the detentions in the context of the international legal framework; the Combatant Status Review Board; military commissions; deaths in custody; torture and ill-treatment; secrecy; transfers from Guantánamo. There are also appendices on deaths in custody; witness testimonies; alleged detention and interrogation practices; recommendations based on Amnesty’s 12-point Programme for the Prevention of Torture and Ill-treatment; and, selected AI documents on “war on terror” detentions.

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