S. 1249, A bill to require the President to close the Department of Defense detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for other purposes
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S. 1249 would require the President to close the Department of Defense detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Requires the President to close the Department of Defense (DOD) detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Requires all current detainees there to be: (1) transferred to a military or civilian detention facility in the United States (U.S. facility) and charged with a violation of U.S. or international law and tried before a regularly-constituted court; (2) transferred to a U.S. facility without being charged if the detainee may be held as an enemy combatant or pursuant to other legal authority; (3) transferred to an international tribunal operating under authority of the United Nations (UN) with jurisdiction to hold trials; (4) transferred to their country of citizenship or a different country for further legal process, provided that such country provides adequate assurances that the individual will not be subject to torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment; or (5) released from any further detention.
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 4/30/2007: Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
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