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UN: Human Rights Council debates counter-terrorism issues

On 21 September, five experts presented their report on the situation of detainees at Guantánamo Bay to the UN Human Rights Council and recommended the closure of the detention facility. The US submitted a written response to refute the findings and recommendations in the report.  The Council also discussed, on 25 September, the report submitted by Martin Scheinin, UN expert on counter-terrorism and human rights.