...the existence of Guantanamo Bay remains unacceptable. It is time, in my view, that it should close. Not only would it, in my personal opinion, be right to close Guantanamo as a matter of principle, I believe it would also help to remove what has become a symbol to many right or wrong- of injustice. The historic tradition of the United States as a beacon of freedom, liberty and of justice deserves the removal of this symbol.Read the full text of the speech. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Goldsmith Guantanamo closure speech [UK AG]
UK Terrorism Legislation in an International Context, Lord Peter Goldsmith at the Royal United Services Institute, May 10, 2006 [reviewing UK terrorism law in the context of similar initiatives elsewhere and calling for the closure of the US prison for terror detainees at Guantanamo Bay]. Excerpt:
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