Cries of the Caged: Investigating IHL Breaches During the War in Afghanistan in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

  • Shraddha Goyal
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  • Shraddha Goyal

    Student at Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida - Affiliated to GGSIP University, New Delhi, India

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In the midst of a global war on terror, the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp emerged as a notorious symbol of the complexities and contradictions surrounding international law and human rights. This research paper, titled "Cries of the Caged: Investigating IHL Breaches During the War of Afghanistan in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp," delves into the dark corridors of this facility to shed light on the violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) that have taken place within its walls. Drawing upon historical background, legal context, and the principles of IHL, the paper explores the contraventions of detainees' rights, including torture, denial of due process, and violations of privacy and access to medical care. It reveals the unique challenges faced at Guantanamo Bay and the urgent need for reform. The role of state and non-state actors is examined, uncovering the complex power dynamics that perpetuate injustice. Furthermore, the paper offers thoughtful recommendations for reform, aiming to restore justice, transparency, and respect for human rights. This research paper serves as a poignant reminder of the moral imperative to uphold the dignity of all individuals, even in times of conflict. By investigating the cries of the caged and exposing the breaches of IHL, it ignites a call to action for readers to join the pursuit of justice and advocate for meaningful change in our world.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 283 - 297


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