TITLE

THE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF WAR AND AMERICA'S WAR ON TERRORISM

AUTHOR(S)
Kittrie, Nicholas
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
International Journal on World Peace;Sep2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p85
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The events of 9/11 perpetrated by Al Qaeda, a non-state actor, and the subsequent capture of "terrorists" by U.S. forces and detention in Guantanamo, raises questions about how international law should function in such cases. This article examines the military rationale of the international law of war and the challenges to it by human rights organizations and the U.S. justice system. Should suspected terrorists be treated as POWs or international war criminals? Granting prisoner of war privileges to suspected belligerents in detention has been resisted, particularly for its lack of reciprocity. Current developments in international law have failed to vigorously address this situation.
ACCESSION #
34308431

 

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