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UNITED
NATIONS

Economic and Social
Council

Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/2006/120
27 February 2006
Original: ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Sixty-second session
Items 10 and 11 of the provisional agenda

ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
Situation of detainees at Guantánamo Bay
Report of the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary
Detention, Leila Zerrougui; the Special Rapporteur on the independence of
judges and lawyers, Leandro Despouy; the Special Rapporteur on torture
and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,
Manfred Nowak; the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief,
Asma Jahangir; and the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone
to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and
mental health, Paul Hunt
Summary
The present joint report is submitted by five holders of mandates of special procedures of
the Commission on Human Rights who have been jointly following the situation of detainees
held at the United States of America Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay since June 2004.
Section I provides a legal analysis common to all five mandates. Sections II to V outline
the legal framework specific to each mandate, as well as the particular allegations of human
rights violations which concern them. The final section contains conclusions and
recommendations.

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