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Getting to Grips with Guantánamo

UNHS SCISA Expert Kasey McCall Smith (Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Edinburgh) writes on current cases involving prisoners kept at Guantánamo. In my last post, the use of evidence obtained through torture in the case of US v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, et. al. (KSM case) was introduced. This post further considers how torture impacts detainees held at Guantánamo and the 9/11 trial. An interesting addition to the already complex pre-trial considerations is the possible appearance of a detainee who has not been seen in public since he was rendered into the custody of the CIA. Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian, is believed to have been taken into CIA custody in 2002 following his ca

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