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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, April 8, 2005

D.C. Circuit Hears Military Tribunal Case

From  "Are the 540 al-Qaida and other suspects held at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba., entitled to prisoner of war status under the 1949 Geneva Convention?

Or are they unconventional enemies in a new kind of war, not wearing uniforms, not serving a nation-state, and therefore not protected by the Geneva Convention?<>

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals in Washington wrestled with those questions Thursday during 90 minutes of oral arguments in the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, an alleged chauffeur and bodyguard for Osama bin Laden.  With the national security stakes so high in Hamdan's case, it seems inevitably headed to the Supreme Court for final resolution."   Story . . .  [Mark Godsey]

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