The Resource The War Crimes Act : current issues, Michael John Garcia

The War Crimes Act : current issues, Michael John Garcia

Label
The War Crimes Act : current issues
Title
The War Crimes Act
Title remainder
current issues
Statement of responsibility
Michael John Garcia
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The War Crimes Act of 1996, as amended, makes it a criminal offense to commit certain violations of the laws of war when such offenses are committed by or against U.S. nationals or Armed Service members. Among other things, the Act prohibits violations of Common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which sets out minimum standards for the treatment of detainees in armed conflicts of a non-international character. Common Article 3 prohibits protected persons from being subjected to violence, outrages upon personal dignity, torture, and cruel, humiliating, or degrading treatment. In the 2006 case of Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court rejected the Bush Administration's long-standing position that Common Article 3 was inapplicable to the present armed conflict with Al Qaeda. As a result, questions have arisen regarding the scope of the War Crimes Act as it relates to violations of Common Article 3 and the possibility that U.S. personnel may be prosecuted for the pre-Hamdan treatment of Al Qaeda detainees
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SNM
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HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Library
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Garcia, Michael John
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL33662
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  • United States.
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
Label
The War Crimes Act : current issues, Michael John Garcia
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Publication
Note
  • "Updated July 23, 2007."
  • Title from title screen (viewed September 11, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
170933580
Extent
1 online resource (10 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
(OCoLC)170933580
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The War Crimes Act : current issues, Michael John Garcia
Publication
Note
  • "Updated July 23, 2007."
  • Title from title screen (viewed September 11, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
170933580
Extent
1 online resource (10 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
(OCoLC)170933580
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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