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Guantanamo Bay

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether the terms of imprisonment for those held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are in accordance with UN resolutions on the protection of all persons under any form of detention or imprisonment. [113720]

The US has told us that the detainees at Guantanamo Bay are being treated humanely and consistently with the principles of the Geneva Conventions. We have only had limited access to detainees so it is difficult to make an independent assessment.