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Author Denbeaux, Mark P.

Title The Guantanamo Lawyers : Inside a Prison Outside the Law
Published New York : NYU Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (427 pages)
Contents Introduction; Prelude; 1 Representing the "Worst of the Worst"; How and Why the Lawyers Started Representing Detainees; 2 Getting behind the Wire; Rasul/Al Odah: The Right to Representation; 3 Uncovering Guantánamo's Human Face; First Impressions; Rendered: How the Detainees Got to Guantánamo; Female Attorneys; Family Members; Interpreters; 4 Red Tape and Kangaroo Courts; Barriers to Representation; The No-Hearing Hearings: Combatant Status Review Tribunals; Military Commissions; Political Maneuvering; Boumediene v. Bush: The Death Knell for Prisons beyond the Law; 5 Tortured
A Product of Torture CultureReactions; Hunger Strikes; Suicides; 6 Alternative Forms of Advocacy; 7 Leaving Guantánamo; Stuck in Limbo; Out but Not Free; Happy Endings?; 8 Guantánamo beyond Cuba: A Global Detention System outside the Law; Guantánamo Comes to America; Black Sites; Coda; Timeline: Guantánamo and the "War on Terror"; Contributors
Summary Read free excerpts from the book at and explore the complete archive of narratives at Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the United States imprisoned more than seven hundred and fifty men at its naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. These men, ranging from teenage boys to men in their eighties from over forty different countries, were detained for years without charges, trial, and a fair hearing. Without any legal status or protection, they were truly outside the law: imprisoned in secret, denied communication with their f
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Subject Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
Detention of persons -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
Lawyers -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
Form Electronic book
Author Hafetz, Jonathan.
ISBN 081478528X (electronic bk.)
9780814785287 (electronic bk.)