E/CN.4/2006/120
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CONTENTS
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Introduction ..............................................................................................
I.

1-5

4

THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK ....................................................

6 - 16

5

A.

Human rights and counter-terrorism measures ................

6-7

5

B.

The obligations of the United States of America
under international law ....................................................

8-9

5

Scope of the obligations of the United States of
America under international human rights law ...............

10 - 11

6

D.

Limitations and derogations ............................................

12 - 14

6

E.

The complementarity of international humanitarian
law and human rights law ................................................

15 - 16

7

ARBITRARY DETENTION AND INDEPENDENCE OF
JUDGES AND LAWYERS ........................................................

17 - 40

8

A.

Deprivation of liberty at Guantánamo Bay ......................

19 - 21

8

B.

Detainees captured in the course of an armed conflict ....

22 - 24

9

C.

Detainees captured in the absence of an armed
conflict .............................................................................

25 - 26

10

The right to challenge the legality of detention
before a judicial body ......................................................

27 - 29

10

The right to be tried by a competent and independent
tribunal .............................................................................

30 - 33

11

The right to a fair trial ......................................................

34 - 40

12

TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR
DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT ...................

41 - 56

14

A.

Lack of clarity/confusing rules ........................................

46 - 48

15

B.

Interrogation techniques ..................................................

49 - 52

16

C.

Conditions of detention ....................................................

53

17

C.

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