Petition to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Behalf of Guantanamo Detainees

2002 IACHR Petition

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a petition asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States to intervene against the US government’s inhumane treatment of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The US government has denied the Guantanamo detainees their basic rights: hundreds of detainees have suffered abuse in indefinite detention, do not know what they have been charged with, do not have access to counsel, and are being effectively denied their right to trial in US courts.