Juveniles held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp numbered fifteen, according to a 2011 study by the University of California Davis. The U.S. State Department had publicly acknowledged twelve.  The US Department of Defense defined minors at Guantanamo as those below the age of 16, whereas they are defined as below the age of 18 in international law. Three juveniles aged below 16 were held in  Camp Iguana, but others between 16 and 18 were put into the general population and treated as adults. These included Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was 15 when captured and one of the youngest detainees, 16 when transported to Guantanamo.
May 2008 report to the United Nations Edit
On May 15, 2008 the American Civil Liberties Union published a report that the
Bush Presidency had submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The report stated that the USA had apprehended 2500 juveniles—2400 of them in Iraq. It said that a total of ten juveniles had been held in the  Bagram Theater Detention Facility in Afghanistan and that eight juveniles had been held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps.   
List of known juveniles held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camps Edit
Department of Defense documents acknowledge that at least fifteen children were at one time imprisoned at Guantanamo:
In addition, the UC Davis report lists six detainees who might have been 17 at the time of transfer to Guantanamo:
"More youth at Guantánamo than U.S. claimed". UC Davis News Service. June 7, 2011 . http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=9918 . Retrieved November 11, 2011. ↑
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"Guantanamo's Children: The Wikileaked Testimonies". UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas . http://humanrights.ucdavis.edu/reports/guantanamos-children-the-wikileaked-testimonies/guantanamos-children-the-wikileaked-testimonies . Retrieved November 11, 2011.
Walter Pincus (May 15, 2008). "U.S. Has Detained 2,500 Juveniles as Enemy Combatants". Washington Post. p. A11 . http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/05/14/ST2008051404032.html . Retrieved 2008-05-22.
Frank Jordans (May 22, 2008). "US to review Gitmo juvenile numbers". Associated Press . http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j7QtOJzmUwHyoH1ivvKxGjFcBIxwD90QULN05 . Retrieved 2008-05-22.
"U.S. criticized for handling of child detainees in Iraq". CNN. May 21, 2008 . http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/05/21/iraq.main/ . Retrieved 2008-05-22.
Lisa Schlein (May 21, 2008). "US Defends Policy Of Detention For Juveniles in Iraq, Afghanistan". Voice of America. Archived from the original on 2008-05-25 . http://web.archive.org/web/20080525201310/http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-05-21-voa72.cfm . Retrieved 2008-05-22.
Frank Jordans (May 21, 2008). "Group criticizes US military for child detentions". Associated Press . http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ju2OwMCVeX3Zua1Wpbssv4MMDScgD90Q8IK80 . Retrieved 2008-05-22.
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