I know this post will immediately generate knee-jerk responses from the anti-UN crowd with smears of the commission, but try to look beyond partisanship to see how wrong we are at GuantÃ¡namo Bay.
Five independent investigators of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights are calling on the United States to close immediately the detention centre in GuantÃ¡namo Bay and bring all detainees before an independent and competent tribunal or release them.
15 February 2006
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
Situation of detainees at GuantÃ¡namo Bay
The present joint report is submitted by five holders of mandates of special
procedures of the Commission on Human Rights who have been jointly following the situation of detainees held at the United States Naval Base at GuantÃ¡namo Bay since June 2004.
Section I provides a legal analysis common to all five mandates. Sections II toV
outline the legal framework specific to each mandate, as well as the particular allegations of human rights violations which concern them. The final section contains conclusions and recommendations.