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U.S. Treatment of Prisoners in Iraq: Selected Legal Issues

By Elsea, Jennifer K.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000141923
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Title: U.S. Treatment of Prisoners in Iraq: Selected Legal Issues  
Author: Elsea, Jennifer K.
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
Collections: Government Library Collection
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Publisher: Government Printing Office


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Excerpt: A recent Army report charging that U.S. Military Police and other personnel, including civilian contractor personnel, abused Iraqi prisoners held under the authority of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) has given rise to questions regarding the applicable law. The report was the result of an Army investigation initiated after a soldier turned over to military law enforcers photographs depicting U.S. military personnel subjecting Iraqi detainees to treatment that has been described as degrading, inhumane, and in some cases, tantamount to torture. A report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) relating to the treatment of prisoners by U.S. forces was also made public...

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Contents International Law Protecting Prisoners