The United States has, to date, not filed any response with the Inter-American Commission on this matter. However, the long-standing legal position of the United States with regards to the situation of the Guantanamo detainees is that the Inter-American Commission lacks jurisdiction with respect to detention operations at Guantanamo1.
During the hearing on October 29, 2010, the State had the opportunity to rebut the arguments of the petitioners and to provide information and evidence on the case. However, the United States did not discuss the petitioner or mention him by name at that hearing. The State’s representatives addressed the alleged general condition of all Guantanamo detainees; when asked about the condition of the petitioner specifically, they declined to provide information2.