Allowing independent forensic evaluations for Guantánamo detainees.


President Obama has pledged to review all cases prosecuted through the Guantánamo Military Commissions established under President George N. Bush. Such commissions, however, may have limited independent psychiatric evaluations for Guantánamo defendants. This article explores the legal foundations for evaluating Guantánamo detainees, analyzes the decisions of commissions through discussions with defense attorneys involved in the cases, and considers the medicolegal consequences of the Guantánamo commissions. Recommendations are offered to safeguard the ethical soundness of future forensic consultations.

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@article{Aggarwal2009AllowingIF, title={Allowing independent forensic evaluations for Guant{\'a}namo detainees.}, author={Neil Krishan Aggarwal}, journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law}, year={2009}, volume={37 4}, pages={533-7} }