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U.S. Treatment of Prisoners in Iraq: Selected Legal Issues

By Elsea, Jennifer K.

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Title: U.S. Treatment of Prisoners in Iraq: Selected Legal Issues  
Author: Elsea, Jennifer K.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Excerpt: A recent Army report charging that U.S. Military Police and other personnel, including civilian contractor personnel, abused Iraqi prisoners held under the authority of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) has given rise to questions regarding the applicable law. The report was the result of an Army investigation initiated after a soldier turned over to military law enforcers photographs depicting U.S. military personnel subjecting Iraqi detainees to treatment that has been described as degrading, inhumane, and in some cases, tantamount to torture. A report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) relating to the treatment of prisoners by U.S. forces was also made public...

Table of Contents
Contents International Law Protecting Prisoners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Protection of Prisoners under the Geneva Conventions of 1949 . . . . . . . . . 2 Prisoners of War (POW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Civilians Detainees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Other Detainees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Responsibility for Breaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) . . . . . . . . . . . 9 U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 U.S. Implementation of CAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Accountability for Violations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Military Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 International Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 U.S. Military Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 U.S. Federal Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Civilian Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 International Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 U.S. Federal Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Military Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) Authority over Contractors . . 16 Redress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

 

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