Executive Order 13492
|Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities|
Camp X-Ray, 2002
|Executive Order number||13492|
|Signed by||Barack Obama on 22 January 2009|
|Federal Register details|
|Federal Register document number||E9-1893|
|Ordered the closure of Guantanamo Bay detention camp|
Executive Order 13492, titled Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities, is an Executive Order that was signed by United States President Barack Obama on 22 January 2009, ordering the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. This was signed at the same time as Executive Order 13493, in which Obama ordered the identification of alternative venues for the detainees.
The Executive Order instructed for the immediate review of the statuses of all individuals detained at the Guantanamo Bay naval base, with the intent to move them out of the facility (either by transferring them, prosecuting them, or by other "lawful means, consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice"), followed by closure of detention facilities "as soon as practicable, and no later than 1 year from the date of this order".
As of May 2018, the facility remains open, with 40 individuals in custody there.
- Barack Obama (2009-01-22). "Executive Order 13492 - Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities". The White House. Retrieved 2009-03-20.
- Barack Obama (2009-01-22). "Executive Order 13493 - Review of Detention Policy Options". The White House. Retrieved 2009-03-20.
- "U.S. Transfers First Guantánamo Detainee Under Trump, Who Vowed to Fill It". The New York Times. 2018-05-02. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
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