TITLE

Are International Human Rights Treaties and Customary Rules on Torture Binding upon US Troops in Iraq?

AUTHOR(S)
Cassese, Antonio
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Journal of International Criminal Justice;Sep2004, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p872
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author ponders on whether international human rights treaties and customary rules governing torture apply to U.S. troops in Iraq. He reflects on the applicability of human rights rules and treaties to U.S. forces who are deployed abroad. He argues that the U.S. government violated international law by inflicting serious ill-treatment and torture of prisoners of war in Iraq when U.S. troops didn't abide by the customary rule on torture. He adds that the understanding of the U.S. of the 1984 Convention Against Torture is not compatible with the Convention's purpose.
ACCESSION #
44627722

 

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