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The New York City Bar Association supports passage, without amendment, of sections 1031 and 1033 of S. 1197, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014, as recently reported out by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, on a bipartisan vote. Section 1031 clarifies and improves the procedures for transfer or release of Guantanamo Bay detainees to foreign countries. Section 1033 allows for the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States for detention and trial.< Continue reading

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Calling Guantanamo a “stain on our nation’s reputation” and “a serious threat to our national security,” the New York City Bar Association has written to President Barack Obama urging him to take Executive action to release or transfer the prison’s 86 detainees previously cleared for release and “to take concrete steps to restart the process toward closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility, including the eventual prosecution, transfer or release of the remaining individuals currently held there.” < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has written to President Barack Obama with suggestions on the detention, treatment and trial of terrorism suspects.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has been active in observing and commenting on Military Commission proceedings in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.< Continue reading

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The Protective Order and Procedures for representing Guantanamo detainees before military commissions “so infringe on the attorney-client relationship as to make effective and zealous advocacy impossible,” states a letter issued by the New York City Bar Association, and therefore the effective date of the order should be delayed until concerns are adequately addressed. < Continue reading

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In a letter sent to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the New York City Bar Association expresses “profound concern” with Section 1116 of the 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (“Section 1116”), which, if it becomes law, would terminate funding for the transfer of a non-citizen to the United States for any purpose, thereby preventing Guantanamo detainees from being tried in Article III courts for offenses related to the events of September 11, 2001. Section … Continue reading

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