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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. 

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13 January 2010 by -

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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.

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16 March 2011 by -

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 issue.

By Richard Walker, Amsterdam

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09 February 2011 by -

Human rights groups have vowed that the former US President George W. Bush will face a torture case against him wherever he travels outside the United States.

By Geraldine Coughlan

Human rights groups had planned to lodge a Swiss criminal case against Bush before his address to a Jewish charity in Geneva this week. But organisers cancelled his speech, citing security concerns.

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