Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues

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This report provides an overview of major legal issues that are 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 or release of Guantanamo detainees, the continued detention of such persons in the United States, and the possible removal of persons brought to the United States. It considers selected constitutional issues that may arise in the criminal prosecution of detainees. Issues discussed include detainees’ right to a speedy trial, the prohibition against prosecution under ex post facto laws, and limitations upon the admissibility of hearsay and secret evidence in criminal cases.

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Location(s): Cuba - Guantánamo Province - Guantánamo
Creation Date: March 28, 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, Chuck R.

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Liu, Edward, C.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 28, 2011
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Cuba - Guantánamo Province - Guantánamo
Description:

This report provides an overview of major legal issues that are 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 or release of Guantanamo detainees, the continued detention of such persons in the United States, and the possible removal of persons brought to the United States. It considers selected constitutional issues that may arise in the criminal prosecution of detainees. Issues discussed include detainees’ right to a speedy trial, the prohibition against prosecution under ex post facto laws, and limitations upon the admissibility of hearsay and secret evidence in criminal cases.

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58 pages.

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