With illegal combatant
prisoners still at US Naval Base Guantanamo, Cuba, and wars smoldering in Afghanistan and Iraq, Greenberg skillfully tackled the apropos question of whether the United States should allow its military to torture prisoners for information.
consequences of their illegal combatant
status could also raise issues
Bush maintained that he could pluck any American citizen out of his home or off of the sidewalk and detain him indefinitely on the president's finding that he was an illegal combatant
However, the Supreme Court ruling grants prisoners captured abroad the right to show before a civil court of law that the enemy or illegal combatant
charges brought by the executive do not factually apply to them.
It is simply a fact of international law that one's status as a legal or illegal combatant
under the Third Geneva Convention depends in part on the nature of the organization for which one fights.
He was declared an illegal combatant
by a kangaroo court created to confirm that designation, which had been applied long before.
Fares added that according to US and Israeli leaders the enemy or illegal combatant
label was formed to violate all human rights, to use any methods of torture and harassment, without the need to come up with evidence.
Bush would have to do to lock anyone up forever is to declare him an illegal combatant
and not have a trial.
America coined the term of illegal combatants
for the terrorists, who were captured during the Operation Enduring Freedom in order to curb their rights as Prisoners of War under Geneva Convention.
Hassan Safadi has been refusing food since the 2nd of March, Omar Abu Shalal, 54, since the 4th of March, Mahmoud Sarsak, the only Gazan to have been incarcerated under Israel's Illegal Combatants
Law, since the 24th of March, Mohammed al-Taj, 40, also since the 24th of March and Ja'afar Ezzadeen, 41, since the 27th of march.
Insurgents, not being controlled by states party to international law, are illegal combatants
and do not fit well within either category.
No doubt those Afghan and Iraqis who see themselves as freedom fighters battling an occupation force would beg to differ on their status as legal or illegal combatants