The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of the remaining Uyghur prisoners, still ­marooned at Guantanamo Bay.

The quest to resettle the group of 21 Chinese ­Muslims wrongly imprisoned at the U.S. terror camp in Cuba has been a thorn in the side of the Obama ­administration as it ­attempts to close the infamous detention centre.

Four were transferred to Bermuda in June this year while four were resettled in Albania in 2006.

But more than seven years after they were ­captured in northern ­Pakistan, 13 of the men, who cannot return to China for fear of persecution, are still stuck at Guantanamo.

Now the Supreme Court will decide if they can be released into the U.S. The court announced on Tuesday that it would hear an appeal on behalf of the 13 men.

The group was originally ordered released into the States in October last year by federal judge Ricardo Urbina.

But his decision was overturned after an appeals court ruled that judges don't have the authority to order the transfer of ­foreigners into the U.S.; only Congress and the executive branch do.

Lawyers acting for the Uyghurs appealed to the Supreme Court, which announced this week that it will review the case.

The implications for the Bermuda four are unclear.

Though they were ­involved in the original case, they have subsequently been resettled here and their lawyer says the hearing will not affect them.

However, some legal ­experts believe that any ­decision to release the ­remaining Uyghurs from Guantanamo into the U.S. would establish a legal precedent that could allow the Bermuda four to live in the U.S. in the future.