USA: More of the same: New Manual for military commissions confirms acquittal may not mean release

Report
April 29, 2010

USA: More of the same: New Manual for military commissions confirms acquittal may not mean release

1 Military commission proceedings against Omar Khadr resume, as USA disregards its international human rights obligations, 26 April 2010, http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/029/2010/en

2 Rule 1101, discussion., page II-139. United States Manual for Military Commissions (2010 Edition),

3 USA: President Obama defends Guantánamo closure, but endorses ‘war’ paradigm and indefinite preventive detention, 22 May 2009, http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/072/2009/en

4 The President’s constitutional authority to conduct military operations against terrorists and nations supporting them, John Yoo, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, US Department of Justice, 25 September 2001.

5 USA: Different label, same policy? 16 March 2009, http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/038/2009/en.

6 USA: Double standards or international standards? Crucial decision on 9/11 trial forum ‘weeks’ away, 28 April 2010, http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/034/2010/en

7 The administration is seeking congressional support for its plan to use the Thompson Correctional Center in Illinois to hold in indefinite detention the 48 Guantánamo detainees it currently says it cannot release or prosecute.