Guantanamo Bay Detainee Documents

Guantanamo Bay Detainee Documents

Initially the Bush Presidency asserted that they did not have to release any of the Guantanamo captive's documents. They asserted that no captive apprehended in Afghanistan was entitled to the protections of the Geneva Convention, and that those held in the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base were not protected by US law either, because it was not on US territory.

This position was widely criticized, and was challenged in the United States's Judicial System, with several cases eventually being heard before the Supreme Court of the United States. In Rasul v. Bush the Supreme Court overruled the Executive Branch, and clarified that the United States District Courts had jurisdiction to hear detainees' suits for writs of habeas corpus.

By September 2007 Eleven official lists have been released. Many captives names were spelled inconsistently on these lists.

Read more about Guantanamo Bay Detainee Documents:  Document Preparation, CSRT Unclassified Dossiers, Documents Released in 2005, List of Captives, Habeas Corpus Documents, Military Commission Charge Sheets, 14 "high Value Detainees", September 10th, 2007 Releases, Non-combatant Release

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