Tag Archive: Geneva Conventions

Group Asks OAS to Step In to Change US Treatment of Prisoners Held In Cuba – Wall Street Journal – by Jess Bravin – PDF

2002 Group to Ask OAS to Step In to Change US Treatment of Prisoners Held in Cuba Saying that U.S. treat­ment of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners held in Cuba violates international law, a group of civil-rights lawyers is…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Should Guantanamo Bay Detainees be Freed? – Q&A with Jim Clancy – CNN – Transcript

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have today filed a lawsuit which tests the power of the federal government and of the…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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The Laws of War – The Oregonian – by George Edmonson – PDF

2002 The Laws of War The rules for conducting war humanely arose from the horrifying deaths of battle. Almost 140 years ago, Swiss entrepreneur Henry Dunant electrified the world with his tale of the slaughter he witnessed at the battle…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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When Are Captives Prisoners of War? – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: The United States is on slippery ground in asserting that the Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters detained at Guantanamo Bay are “unlawful combatants” and not prisoners of war (news article, Jan. 12). Article 5 of the third…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Military Tribunals or Civil Courts: Violations of the Laws of War or Criminal Acts? – PDF

Military Tribunals or Civil Courts: Violations of the Laws of War or Criminal Acts? On November 13, 2001, President Bush signed a military order establishing military tribunals to try noncitizens who are believed to be members of al Qaida or…
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Civil Liberties

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International Law and War Crimes – Chapter in War Crimes: A Report on United States War Crimes against Iraq by Ramsey Clark and Others

In the work of this Commission, we are undertaking an historic task. We are here to inquire into and ultimately judge whether the United States has violated laws that are fundamental to a civilized world; laws that are designed to…
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International War Crimes

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