Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues

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This report provides an overview of major legal issues likely to arise as a result of executive and legislative action to close the Guantanamo detention facility. It discusses legal issues related to the transfer of Guantanamo detainees, the continued detention of such persons in the United States, and the possible removal of persons brought into the country. It also discusses selected constitutional issues that may arise in the criminal prosecution of detainees, emphasizing the procedural and substantive protections that are utilized in different adjudicatory forums.

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Location(s): Cuba - Guantánamo Province - Guantánamo
Creation Date: February 11, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Garcia, Michael John

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Elsea, Jennifer K.

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Mason, R. Chuck

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Liu, Edward, C.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 11, 2011
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Cuba - Guantánamo Province - Guantánamo
Description:

This report provides an overview of major legal issues likely to arise as a result of executive and legislative action to close the Guantanamo detention facility. It discusses legal issues related to the transfer of Guantanamo detainees, the continued detention of such persons in the United States, and the possible removal of persons brought into the country. It also discusses selected constitutional issues that may arise in the criminal prosecution of detainees, emphasizing the procedural and substantive protections that are utilized in different adjudicatory forums.

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55 pages.

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