RESOLUTION ON GUANTANAMO

    1. Welcoming the decision of the American administration to close the Guantanamo detention facility,
    2. Acknowledging the position of the States that have already received former detainees or have promised to do so,
    3. Underlining the difficulties of implementation which the American Administration has to face, which are responsible for the delay of the effective closing of Guantanamo,
    4. Recalling that the Guantanamo facility still includes over 160 prisoners,
    5. Recalling the commitment and work of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly regarding the situation of the Guantanamo detainees,

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly:

    1. Calls for the permanent closing of this detention facility as soon as possible;
    2. Supports the United States Administration in its will to close the detention facility;
    3. Encourages participating States to receive detainees who have been cleared for release and who are clearly unable to return to their country of origin, where there are substantial grounds for believing that they would be in danger of being subjected to torture;
    4. Recommends an increased co-operation between Europe and the United States as regards the concrete implementation of the closing of Guantanamo and the effective guarantee of human rights in the context of the fight against terrorism.