Guantánamo

UN rights experts call for US to address ongoing violations at ‘Kafkaesque’ Guantánamo military prison

In response to the Biden Administration’s announced review into closing the infamous Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, independent UN human rights experts on Tuesday said it was vital to also address ongoing violations being committed against the 40 or so inmates still incarcerated there.

Close ‘disgraceful’ Guantánamo camp – UN experts urge incoming US administration 

Exactly 19 years after the Guantánamo Bay detention centre first opened, UN independent human rights experts on Monday urged the incoming United States administration of Joe Biden, to close the notorious military prison as soon as possible. 

Death penalty states owe families transparency: Guantánamo lawyer

States which practice the death penalty often fail to release basic details of executions, even concealing them from prisoners’ family members.

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UN rights chief welcomes US President’s plan to close Guantánamo detention facility

The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed United States President Barack Obama’s plan to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, expressing hope that “no further obstacles are placed in the way of its implementation.”

Guantánamo prison should be closed “promptly” and dismantled

The detention centre at Guantánamo Bay should be closed “promptly” by the United States and dismantled, said the UN’s expert on judicial independence.

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Amid hunger strike, UN rights experts urge US to close down Guantánamo detention facility

With some 100 prisoners at the Guantánamo Naval Base on a hunger strike, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts today reiterated their calls on the United States to shut down the detention centre.

UN human rights experts again call for closing of US detention centre in Guantánamo

Five independent United Nations human rights experts have renewed their call for the speedy closure of the United States detention centre at Guantánamo Bay, noting that it still holds more than 450 prisoners in breach of international human rights law five months after they first urged that it be shut.

UN rights experts call for immediate closure of US Guantánamo centre after suicides

Five independent United Nations human rights experts today called on the United States to immediately close the Guantánamo Bay detention centre following three suicides there, citing a report they issued three months ago alleging inhuman conditions amounting to torture and the “profound effect” on detainees’ mental health.