Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center: Legal Issues

Creator

  • Author: Garcia, Michael John
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Legislative Attorney
  • Author: Elsea, Jennifer K.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Legislative Attorney
  • Author: Mason, Chuck R.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Legislative Attorney
  • Author: Liu, Edward, C.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Legislative Attorney

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2011-03-28

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content 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.
  • Physical Description: 58 pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Criminal justice
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Prisoners
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Prisoners of war
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Terrorists
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: International affairs
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Detention of persons
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Civil liberties

Primary Source

  • Item is not a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: Cuba - Guantánamo Province

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: R40139
  • Accession or Local Control No: R40139_2011Mar28
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc99006