Terrorist Detention Review Reform Act Introduced

On August 4, Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Terrorist Detention Review Reform Act which was then referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

The bill would “for the first time, have Congress define a profile for an enemy combatant subject to detention, determine how much evidence the government needs to keep a prisoner locked up and authorize courts hearing such cases to consider involuntary statements made by detainees on the battlefield.”   

Human rights groups are concerned about the bill because the provisions would apply not only to the 176 detainees currently being held at Guantanamo but also to anyone the US detainees as an unprivileged enemy belligerent in the future.


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