Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in “International and National Law”

10 years Guantanamo: continuing the practice of detention without trial?

Today is the tenth anniversary of the transfer of the first detainees to the United States naval base in Guantánamo Bay, in Cuba. And with the recent adoption of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (section 1021) the practice of indefinite detention without charge or trial of terrorism suspects has been legalized in the US; for foreign nationals that is. Apparently, habeas corpus and universal human rights standards are not worth much if you’re a terrorist, or tagged as one. Some time ago there was still some hope that Guantanamo would be closed. Well, that hope is fading with the years. International and domestic US…