The Case of the 'Detainees' in Camp X-Ray at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

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Stefan Kirchner

University of Lapland, Arctic Centre

Date Written: June 17, 2002

Abstract

The paper examines the legal status of the persons, the so called "detainees", held in the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in connection with the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent war in Afghanistan based on a ruling by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights. A difference is made between members of the regular forces of the then Emirate of Afghanistan and members of the Al Quaida terrorist network. Based on the results, the paper continues to examine the legality of the treatment the "detainees"/POWs received while in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay.

Keywords: Bin Laden, Human Rights, OAS, Inter-American, Commission, case, Convention, POW, prisoners of war, international law, international humanitarian law, armed conflict, war, terror, terrorism, 9/11, Al Quaida, September 11, New York, terrorist, attack, WTC, world trade center, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, camp x-ray, detainee, detainees

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Kirchner, Stefan, The Case of the 'Detainees' in Camp X-Ray at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (June 17, 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=390440

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