US President Obama must veto bill allowing for indefinite detention without trial

The ICJ today deplored the passage of legislation by the US House of Representatives that would allow for the indefinite imprisonment of terrorism suspects, detained anywhere in the world, without charge or trial.

The ICJ considers the legislation to be incompatible with international law, including human rights principles, and calls on US President Barack Obama to veto it.

Obama veto bill-press release-2011 (full text in English, PDF)

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