Closing the Guantanamo Detention Center : legal issues / Michael John Garcia, Jennifer K. Elsea, R. Chuck Mason, Edward C. Liu
- Garcia, Michael John
- [Washington, District of Columbia] : Congressional Research Service, 
[Getzville, New York] : William S. Hein & Company, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (25 pages).
- Additional Creators:
- Elsea, Jennifer
Mason, R. Chuck
Liu, Edward C.
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
- CRS report for Congress ; R40139
HeinOnline U.S. Congressional documents
- This report provides an overview of major legal issues likely to arise in the event of executive and/or legislative action to close the Guantanamo detention facility. It discusses legal issues related to the transfer or release of Guantanamo detainees (either to a foreign country or into the United States), the continued detention of such persons in the United States, and the possible removal of persons brought to the United States. The report 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 (I.e., federal civilian courts, court-martial proceedings, and military commissions). 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.
- Prisoners of war—Legal status, laws, etc—Cuba—Guantánamo Bay Naval Base
- Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
- War on Terrorism, 2001-2009—Prisoners and prisons
- Prisoners of war—Government policy—United States
- Afghan War, 2001-—Prisoners and prisons
- Iraq War, 2003-2011—Prisoners and prisons
- Detention of persons—Cuba—Guantánamo Bay Naval Base
- Due process of law—United States
- "May 30, 2013."
"Prepared for members and committees of Congress."
AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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