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  • WebMemo posted June 14, 2005 by Jack Spencer, Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., James Phillips, Alane Kochems No Good Reason To Close Gitmo

    While billions are victim to the regular abuse and tyranny of governments such as those of Sudan and China, much of the world's media and non-profit "human rights" resources focus on the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Not a single person has been killed at the facility since it opened, and yet the drumbeat of criticism grows by the day. Criticism and even…

  • Backgrounder posted August 18, 2006 by Lee A. Casey, David B. Rivkin International Law and the Nation-State at the U.N.: A Guide forU.S. Policymakers

    Introduction Americans have pretty much always felt entitled to make law for themselves. As Virginia royal governor Alexander Spotswood complained 60 years before the Declaration of Independence, "by their professions and actions they [the colonials] seem to allow no jurisdiction, civil or ecclesiastical, but what is estab­lished by laws of their own…

  • WebMemo posted July 5, 2007 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. The War on Terrorism: Habeas Corpus On and Off the Battlefield

    Congress is considering legislation to extend habeas corpus rights (i.e., the ability to challenge the legality of detention in a civil court) to unlawful enemy combatants. Granting terrorists rights to which they are not entitled will not make the world a safer place and will not win over America's enemies and critics.[1] Worst of all, it will make armed conflicts…

  • Commentary posted November 9, 2006 by Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. A Tour of Guantanamo Prison Shows America at Its Best

    GUANTANAMO BAY -- At least two detainees at the holding facility here skipped lunch today because they're on a hunger strike. Which is a pity for them -- the food was delicious. By contrast, the steady stream of news about "Gitmo" tends to leave one with a bad taste. On the day I toured the facility, lawyers for 100 detainees were in…

  • WebMemo posted April 20, 2010 by Jack Park Terrorist on Your Street?

    On March 22, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ordered that Mohamedou Ould Slahi, one of the most dangerous terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay, be released. Although the Obama Administration has decided to appeal the decision, if the court’s order stands several issues will have to be addressed, including where Slahi will go, and, if no other country will…

  • WebMemo posted July 13, 2007 by Steven Groves, Brian W. Walsh Dispelling Misconceptions: Guantanamo Bay Detainee ProceduresExceed the Requirements of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Law, andCustomary International Law

    Human rights activists, liberal media outlets, and Bush Administration critics have derisively characterized the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the "gulag of our times,"[1] a "legal black hole,"[2] and a "stain on our nation's character."[3] One need not dig too deeply into the facts, however, to discover that the detainees held at…

  • Commentary posted June 13, 2008 by Charles "Cully" Stimson Gitmo Inmates' Constitutional 'Rights'

    In a sweeping decision that will have myriad consequences -- foreseen and unforeseen --the Supreme Court found that the right of habeas corpus under the U.S. Constitution applies to terrorist detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  In a controversial 5-4 decision written by Justice Kennedy that is already being reported as a major loss for the…

  • Issue Brief posted March 1, 2012 by Charles "Cully" Stimson Majid Khan: Anatomy of a Terrorist’s Plea Bargain

    The first Guantanamo detainee to have been in CIA custody (a so-called high-value detainee, or HVD) pleaded guilty yesterday before a military commission judge in a courtroom on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay. In exchange for a cap on his confinement related to his military commissions case, Majid Khan agreed to testify truthfully in future military commissions…

  • WebMemo posted February 27, 2006 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. The UN's Guantanamo Folly: Why the United Nations Report is Not Credible

    A new report from the UN Commission on Human Rights concludes by calling on the United States to close its detention facility at Guantanamo Bay "without further delay."[1] The report, issued by a body that counts Sudan, Cuba, China and Zimbabwe as current members, alleges torture at the Guantanamo facility, and demands that "all persons found to have…

  • Special Report posted September 24, 2007 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Steven Groves, Janice A. Smith Treatment of Detainees and Unlawful Combatants: Selected Writings on Guantanamo Bay

    Contents Introduction James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Chapter 1: Dispelling Misconceptions Steven Groves and Brian W. Walsh Chapter 2: The War on Terrorism: Habeas Corpus On and Off the Battlefield James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Chapter 3: Gitmo Debate Misses the Point James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Chapter 4: U.N. Rapporteur Scheinin Issues…

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  • Issue Brief posted March 1, 2012 by Charles "Cully" Stimson Majid Khan: Anatomy of a Terrorist’s Plea Bargain

    The first Guantanamo detainee to have been in CIA custody (a so-called high-value detainee, or HVD) pleaded guilty yesterday before a military commission judge in a courtroom on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay. In exchange for a cap on his confinement related to his military commissions case, Majid Khan agreed to testify truthfully in future military commissions…

  • WebMemo posted April 20, 2010 by Jack Park Terrorist on Your Street?

    On March 22, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ordered that Mohamedou Ould Slahi, one of the most dangerous terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay, be released. Although the Obama Administration has decided to appeal the decision, if the court’s order stands several issues will have to be addressed, including where Slahi will go, and, if no other country will…

  • Special Report posted September 24, 2007 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Steven Groves, Janice A. Smith Treatment of Detainees and Unlawful Combatants: Selected Writings on Guantanamo Bay

    Contents Introduction James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Chapter 1: Dispelling Misconceptions Steven Groves and Brian W. Walsh Chapter 2: The War on Terrorism: Habeas Corpus On and Off the Battlefield James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Chapter 3: Gitmo Debate Misses the Point James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Chapter 4: U.N. Rapporteur Scheinin Issues…

  • WebMemo posted July 13, 2007 by Steven Groves, Brian W. Walsh Dispelling Misconceptions: Guantanamo Bay Detainee ProceduresExceed the Requirements of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Law, andCustomary International Law

    Human rights activists, liberal media outlets, and Bush Administration critics have derisively characterized the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the "gulag of our times,"[1] a "legal black hole,"[2] and a "stain on our nation's character."[3] One need not dig too deeply into the facts, however, to discover that the detainees held at…

  • WebMemo posted July 5, 2007 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. The War on Terrorism: Habeas Corpus On and Off the Battlefield

    Congress is considering legislation to extend habeas corpus rights (i.e., the ability to challenge the legality of detention in a civil court) to unlawful enemy combatants. Granting terrorists rights to which they are not entitled will not make the world a safer place and will not win over America's enemies and critics.[1] Worst of all, it will make armed conflicts…

  • WebMemo posted June 22, 2007 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Gitmo Debate Misses the Point

    Revised September 20, 2007 Recent press reports detail an internal Bush Administration debate over whether to close the mil­itary detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Whether to close the facility is not at the heart of the issue of how the U.S. treats detainees and prosecutes the war on terrorism. Regardless of where detainees are held, the U.S.…

  • WebMemo posted June 7, 2007 by Steven Groves U.N. Rapporteur Scheinin Issues Wrong Opinion on U.S. War on Terrorism

    Last month, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism visited the United States for the stated purpose of reviewing its counterterrorism practices for compliance with its treaty obligations, such as those in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention…

  • WebMemo posted May 24, 2007 by Steven Groves The U.S. Deserves a Fair Report from the U.N. Human Rights Envoy

    From time to time, the United Nations deploys human rights experts-called "special rapporteurs"-to the United States and elsewhere to report on alleged human rights abuses. Over the years, the United States has tolerated the presence of these special envoys to investigate human rights practices regarding various issues, such as the death penalty, freedom of religion,…

  • WebMemo posted September 18, 2006 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Congress Should Compromise on Military Commissions

    The United States has in its custody enemy combatants accused of serious war crimes. They should be brought to trial quickly under processes that both respect the rule of law and protect U.S. national security. For this to happen, Congress must sanction the trial procedure that the Administration will employ, but the Administration and the Senate Armed Services…

  • Backgrounder posted August 18, 2006 by Lee A. Casey, David B. Rivkin International Law and the Nation-State at the U.N.: A Guide forU.S. Policymakers

    Introduction Americans have pretty much always felt entitled to make law for themselves. As Virginia royal governor Alexander Spotswood complained 60 years before the Declaration of Independence, "by their professions and actions they [the colonials] seem to allow no jurisdiction, civil or ecclesiastical, but what is estab­lished by laws of their own…

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