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Dispelling Misconceptions: Guantanamo Bay Detainee Procedures Exceed the Requirements of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Law, and Customary International Law

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Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Steven Groves; Brian W. Walsh

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Human rights (Human rights promotion and violations)
Law and ethics (Military and martial law)

Keywords: National security; habeas corpus; writ

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Contrary to the claims of the Bush Administration's critics, the detainees held at Guantanamo actually receive the most systematic and extensive procedural protections afforded to foreign enemy combatants in the history of armed conflict.