African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 389


Guantanamo: The United States in dispute with international law

Najleh Khandagh
Department of Political Science of Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 February 2012
  •  Published: 30 April 2012


After the Second World War, to establish a modern, lawful and world wide system in relation to the chaotic and tense world of postwar, the United States led a new challenge for protection of human rights and free trade. Now, in reality, the question is why does the United States pursue the violation of those laws that had been established by itself in a period of time? The matter of utmost significance, in this article is Guantanamo, the military camp in Cuba and the lamentable situations of the captives, moved there mainly from Afghanistan and also from the other places in the world. In fact, the question is that, is the world at the threshold of a modern system that powerful governments could violate the vested rights of the other nations and how do the recent actions of the United States in relation to Guantanamo have imperiled the international justice, and what hazards will entail in the future?


Key words: Guantanamo, United States, Pakistan, violation of the international law, modern worldwide system