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

Publication Date: July 2007

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

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

Research Area: Human rights; Law and ethics

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.