Presidential Decision on Prisoners of War Application of the Geneva Conventions

April 2006
International Debates;Apr2006, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p102
Focuses on the application of the Geneva Conventions as regards the status of al Qaeda and Taliban detainees under the custody of the U.S. Armed Forces as a result of the war on terrorism declared by the U.S. in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Principles of the Geneva Conventions that should guide the decisions of U.S. President George W. Bush in dealing with suspected terrorists; Explanation the legal issues concerning the status of detainees in the war on terrorism are complex. INSET: Justice Department Opinions.


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