Sunday, April 1, 2012
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued a press release on Friday stating that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has agreed for the first time to hear one of the cases of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The case it will hear is that of Algerian national Djamel Ameziane. Ameaziane's lawyers allege that he has been held at Guantanamo Bay for ten years without charge or trial. They claim that his indefinite detention violates international human rights law and seek his safe resettlement in a third country. The CCR press release may be found here.
In other IACHR news, the IACHR concluded its 144th session in Washington, DC last week. The session made history because for the first time, it met in sessions with a majority of women commissioners.