Top UK judge slams Camp Delta
One of Britain's most senior judges has condemned the US over the detention of terror suspects at Guantanamo
Published: 2003/11/26 14:46:47 GMT
... The Law Lord said the US was guilty of a "monstrous failure of justice" and challenged UK ministers
to condemn the decision to hold any prisoners there.
He said detainees were "beyond the rule of law, beyond the protection of any courts and at the mercy of
"The procedural rules do not prohibit the use of force to coerce the prisoners to confess," he said.
Lord Steyn quoted officials as saying: "It's not quite torture but at close as you can get." ...
Lord Steyn said that the blanket order issued by President Bush had deprived the detainees of "any rights whatsoever".
"As a lawyer brought up to admire the ideals of American democracy and justice I would have to say that I regard this as
a monstrous failure of justice." ...
In September, the British Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith called on the Bush administration not to deny terror suspects
at Guantanamo Bay a fair trial.