16 March 2011 by Richard Walker

US President Barack Obama has given the go ahead for trials to resume at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba. But critics accuse him of going back on his election pledge to close the prison within a year. A conversation with Geert-Jan Knoops, a Professor of International Law, who has advised Obama on the issue. 

13 January 2010 by Hermione Gee

Eight years ago this week, the American detention centre on the shore of Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay welcomed its first shackled, hooded prisoners, in their now notorious orange jumpsuits – alleged enemy combatants in America’s ‘war on terror’. Since it opened on January 12th, 2002, some 775 detainees have been brought to the prison. Around 450 have been released without charge and over 200 men are still being held.

Guantanamo Bay