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Habeas Works: Federal Courts’ Proven Capacity to Handle Guantánamo Cases
A Report from Retired Federal Judges, June 2010
A report put out by Human Rights First and The Constitution Project, addressing whether the federal courts have been successful with the habeas cases. It also contains a superb brief history of the run-up to how habeas for Guantanamo detainees came about, the scope of detention definitions by the two lower courts, the standards regarding burden of proof, hearsay etc.
To read the full report please visit:
- The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
- The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law
- The Center for Constitutional Rights
- Boumediene/Al Odah Brief Resource Center
Mayer Brown LLP has created an online resource center that
contains the briefs submitted at the merits stage
for the combined cases Khaled A.F. Al Odah et al., v.
United States of America.
To read more about this litigation,
- James Yee Visits UT Law School
On March 20, 2008, James Yee, a former military officer and chaplain at Guantanamo Bay United States Military Base, spoke at the law school about his experience. Though receiving commendations for his military service, Chaplain Yee, after spending over a year ministering the religious needs of prisoners at the Guantanamo Detention Center , was arrested, held incommunicado and charged with espionage, conspiracy and aiding the enemy. Mr. Yee's presentation was sponsored by the National Security & Human Rights Clinic, the Robert Strauss Center for International Security, Mayer Brown, and the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. For photos, a webcast of the presentation, and more information, please visit: http://www.robertstrausscenter.org/events/view/40. During Chaplain Yee's visit to Austin, he made time for the students of the NSHR Clinic, sharing breakfast with them and discussing in a more informal setting his thoughts about Guantanamo and the related issues of religion and torture.