Matthew Ivey

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The treatment of the detainees Guantánamo Bay has caused an uproar both domestically and internationally. Specifically, scholars, politicians and the international community have expressed disdain with allegations of torture and the lack of process afforded to detainees at Guantánamo. As a result, the call for the closure of the prison facilty at Guantánamo Bay has seemed virtually unanimous. This Note evaluates the proposed solutions to problems associated with closing Guantánamo. The author offers elements of a comprehensive plan to close Guantánamo Bay that attempts to balances the security needs of the free world with a respect for international law and human rights.