As president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Ratner is at the center of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Rasul v. Bush. This case will help to decide the future for thousands of people being held in U.S. detention centerswithout charge or any hope of trial. The U.S. administration insists that these prisoners have no rights, and that President Bush has unlimited power to designate anyoneincluding American citizensas "enemy combatants" who can be held and interrogated for as long, and as intensively, as their captors wish.
Gathered together for the first time, Guantánamo also includes the governmental memoranda and orders that led to this system of detention without accountability, a letter from two recently released Guantánamo detainees, and excerpts from the Geneva Convention.
Ratner and Ray give a definitive account of what Guantánamo means for the rule of law, for liberty, democracy, and the right to dissent....Continua