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Detention – Law, Policy, and Resources

The entrance to Camp 1 in Guantanamo Bay's Camp Delta. The base's detention camps are numbered based on the order in which they were built, not their order of precedence or level of security. Photo by Kathleen T. Rhem
The ongoing law of war detention at US Naval Station-Guantanamo Bay, has resulted in an ongoing evolution of the law and policy governing the basis of detention and its review procedures. These materials include both current and historical documents.

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Authorization to Detain Under AUMF & Periodic Review Procedures, Section 1021-30 of 2012 NDAA (Pub L 112-81)(pdf Page 266 of 566) 20112012 NDAA, 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, Authorization for the Use of Military Force, Authority to Detain, Detention Review, Periodic Review, Guantanamo, P.L. 112-81

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Christopher Jenks & Eric Jensen, Indefinite Detention Under the Laws of War, 22 Stan L & Pol'y Rev 41 (2011) 2011Guantanamo, Detention, President Obama, Executive Orders, Task Force, Walsh Report, Conditions of Confinement, Indefinite Detention, Criminal Prosecution, LOAC, Rules on Detention, AUMF, Authorization for the Use of Military Force, Hamdi, Hamdan, Boumediene, Geneva Convention, Detention Basis, Detention Review, Rights, Humane Treatment, Physical and Mental Health Care, Education, Religious, Physical Exercise, Communication, Transfer, Parole, Termination, Contact with Family, Rehabilitation

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Dep't of Defense, Administrative Review Board Statistical Summary 2005 2006Detention Review, Statistics

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Dep't of Defense, Combat Status Review Board Statistical Summary 2004-2007 2007Combat Status Review Tribunals, CSRT, Statistics, Detention Review, Status Review

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Dep't of Defense, Direcctive Type Memorandum 12-005, Implementing Guidelines for Periodic Review of Detainees Held at Guantanamo Bay per Executive Order 13567 2012Periodic Review Boards, Periodic Review, Detainees, Detainee Review, Guantanamo Bay, EO 13567, Enemy Combatants, Detainee

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Dep't of Defense, Implementation of Adminstrative Review Procedures for Enemy Combatants (Jul 14, 2006) 2006Administrative Review, Detention Review, Continuing Threat, Guantanamo, Procedures, Enemy Combatant, Periodic Review

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Dep't of Defense, Implementation of Combat Status Review Tribunals for Enemy Combatants (Jul 14, 2006) 2006Enemy Combatant Status, Review, Detention Review Procedures, Periodic, New Evidence

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Dep't of Defense, Order Establishing Combat Status Review Tribunal (Jul 7, 2004) 2004Combat Status Review Tribunal, Order, Procedures, Enemy Combatant, Guantanamo

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Dep't of Defense Directive (DoDD) 2301-01E DoD Detainee Program (Aug 19, 2014) 2014Detainee, Humane Treatment, Additional Protocol II, Additional Protocol I, Article 75, Biometric Data, Article 5, International Armed Conflict, IAC, Non-international Armed Conflict, NIAC, Unprivileged Belligerents

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Dep't of Defense Directive (DoDD) 2301-01E DoD Detainee Program (Sep 5, 2006) 2006Detainee, Humane Treatment, Geneva Conventions, Common Article 3, International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, Unlawful Enemy Combatant, Enemy Prisoner of War, Retained Person, Internee,

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Dep't of Defense Directive, (DoDD) 2310-1 DoD Program for Enemy Prisoners of War (EPOW) and Other Detainees, (Aug 18, 1994) 1994International Law of War, Customary International Law of War, Codified Law of War, Geneva Conventions, Enemy Prisoners of War, EPOW, Detainee, Civilian Internee, CI, Humane Care, Intelligence

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Dep't of Defense Extension of Approval for Directive Type Memorandum (DTM) 12-005, 'Implementing Guidelines for Periodic Review for Detainees Held at Guantanamo Bay per Executive Order 13567' 2012Review Procedures, Extension, Dod, Detention, Guantanam, Periodic Review, EO 13567, Detainees

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Dep't of Defense Fact Sheet on Guantanamo Detention Processes (Oct 2007) 2007Detention Review, Review Procedures, Guantanamo, Administrative Review, Military Commissions

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Dep't of Defense OARDEC Instruction 5421-1 Procedure for Reivew of 'New Evidence' Relating to Enemy Combatant (EC) Status, May 2007 2007Procedures, New Evidence, Combatant Status, Combatant Status Review, New Evidence Review

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Deputy Secretary Defense Memorandum, Assignment of Responsiblities for the Office of Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants (OARDEC) (May 19, 2008) 2008Adminstrative Review, Detention, Guantanamo, Detainees, Enemy Combatants, Responsiblities

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EO 13567 Periodic Review of Guantanamo Detainees May 2011 2011EO 13567, Executive Order, Periodic Review, Detainees, Guantanamo, AUMF, Authorization for the Use of Military Force, Detained, Obama

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In Re Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation, Declaration of Attorney General Holder (Mar 13, 2009) 2009Executive Order 13493, Detainee Review, Detention Policy Review, Boumediene, EO 13492, Special Task Force on Detention Policy, Eric Holder, Attorney General

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In Re Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation, Memorandum Regarding the Government's Detention Authority Relative to Detainees Held at Guantanamo Bay (Mar 13, 2009) 2009Detention Policy, 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, AUMF, Law of War Principles, International Armed Conflict, IAC, Non-international Armed Conflict, NIAC, Common Article 3, Substantial Support, Associated Forces, Power to Detain, Functional Analysis, Membership, Enemy Forces

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Jeffrey Bovarnick, Detainee Review Boards in Afghanistan From Strategic Liability to Legitimacy, June 2010 Army Law 9 (June 2010) 2010Detainee, Detainee Operations, Afghanistan, Due Process, Article 5 Tribunals, Detention, Shura, COIN, Detainee Review Boards, Unlawful Enemy Combatant, Enemy Combatant Review Board, Bagram, Parwan

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Joint Publication 3-63, Detainee Operations, 13 Nov 2014 2014Detention Operations Policy, Legal Considerations, Detainee Categories, Joint Detainee Operations, Geneva Conventions, AR 190-8, Unprivileged Enemy Belligerent, Retained Personnel, Civilian Internee

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Joint Publication 3-63, Detainee Operations, 30 May 2008 2008Detention Operations Policy, Legal Considerations, Detainee Categories, Joint Detainee Operations, Geneva Conventions, AR 190-8, Unlawful Enemy Combatant, Retained Personnel, Civilian Internee

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No Hearings Hearings, CSRT The Modern Habeas Corpus, Mark Denbeaux Seton Hall Law School's Center for Policy and Research 2006CSRT, Combat Status Review Tribunal, Detainee Review, Detention Review, Habeas Corpus, Substitute, Guantanamo, Enemy Combatant, Evidence, Procedural Due Process, Procedures, Right to Comment, Personal Representative, Witness Production, Summary, Classified Evidence, Evidence, Procedures

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The Copenhangen Process on the Handling of Detainees in International Military Operations, Principles and Guidelines & Chairman's Commentary 2012Detention, Armed Conflict, International Military Operations, Review, Detainee Treatment, Detainee Conditions