Authors

Marc D. Falkoff

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This article explores litigation delays occurring at the Guantámo Bay Naval Base. The author uses his clients to illustrate some of the issues that have arisen with overseas detention cases. Through his clients’ experience of detainment for over five years without being charged with a crime, he discusses the many roadblocks the United States government employs to delay litigation. The author also describes both the toll these delays take on not only the detainees’ physical and mental health, but also the rule of law in the United States. To date, the judiciary has not ruled on his clients habeas petitions, flouting the tenet of a right to a “speedy and effective” remedy.

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Department

College of Law

Language

eng

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.