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Lawfulness of detentions by the United States in Guantánamo Bay

Recommendation 1699 (2005)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 26 April 2005 (10th Sitting) (see Doc. 10497, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr McNamara). Text adopted by the Assembly on 26 April 2005 (10th Sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1433 (2005) on the lawfulness of detention by the United States in Guantánamo Bay.
2. The Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers :
transmit Resolution 1433 (2005) to the Government of the United States of America, reminding it of its obligations, as an Observer state to the Council of Europe, to respect human rights and the rule of law, in accordance with Committee of Ministers Statutory Resolution (93) 26 ;
request the Government of the United States to provide information on its response to and measures taken to ensure compliance with Assembly Resolutions 1340 (2003) and 1433 (2005) ;
co-ordinate the efforts of member states’ governments in relation to detentions at Guantánamo Bay, in particular by developing a common, united and determined front aimed at achieving the immediate unconditional release or prompt fair trial of all detainees, in particular their citizens, nationals and former residents ;
report to the Assembly, within six months of receipt, on efforts and progress made further to this recommendation.