Testimony before the U.S. Senate on July 24, 2013: Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal, and Human Rights Implications

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Testimony before the U.S. Senate on July 24, 2013: Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal, and Human Rights Implications

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STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA

SUBMITTED BY ZEKE JOHNSON, DIRECTOR, SECURITY & HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM
 

Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal, and Human Rights Implications Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights

UNITED STATES SENATE
JULY 24, 2013

1. INTRODUCTION

Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee, I am honored to submit this statement for the record on behalf of Amnesty International USA. For more information about Amnesty International’s concerns and recommendations please refer to our report, “Guantánamo: A Decade of Damage to Human Rights.”

Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights movement with more than 3 million members and supporters in more than 150 countries and territories. Amnesty International’s vision is for every person to enjoy all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Amnesty International’s mission is to conduct research and take action to prevent and end grave abuses of all human rights. Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. The organization is funded by individual members; no funds are sought or accepted from governments for investigating and campaigning against human rights abuses.

2. “GLOBAL WAR” & GUANTÁNAMO