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The Bush administration's use of military commissions to try prisoners is unconstitutional (Photo: Austrian EU Presidency)

US court backs European criticism of Guantanamo

When US president George W. Bush met EU leaders in Vienna last week, he was already well aware of the European concerns of the Guantanamo Bay prison and chose to open talks on the topic himself.

"I'd like to end Guantanamo. I'd like it to be over with," he said at the time.

And on Thursday (29 June) the US Supreme Court backed European criticism when ruling that the use of military commissions to try prisoners is unconstitutional and against the Geneva Conventions.

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Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible to the Board for effective strategic leadership, planning and performance. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media.

The Bush administration's use of military commissions to try prisoners is unconstitutional (Photo: Austrian EU Presidency)

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Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible to the Board for effective strategic leadership, planning and performance. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media.

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