Will Joe Biden close Guantanamo Bay? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 12 Jan 2021
It's been 19 years since the U.S. opened the military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay.
It quickly became notorious for human rights abuses and the fact the U.S. administration didn't consider its detainees were entitled to any protection from international laws.
Now, Amnesty International is urging incoming President Joe Biden to fulfill a promise he made a decade ago to close it down.
Amnesty's 62-page report says the detentions at Guantanamo are 'inescapably bound up with' years of unlawful government misconduct and that there's a continuing lack of accountability for that.
So, will Guantanamo be closed one day?
Presenter: Peter Dobbie
Alka Pradhan, human rights counsel at the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions.
Simon Crowther, legal adviser for Amnesty International.
Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law.
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