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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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