This Essay briefly reviews the application of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 (the “Conventions”) in the so-called war on terror since September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), highlighting a few current issues of particular interest; notably, the concept of “armed conflict,” the role of Common Article 3, the impact of the MC Act, screening by “competent tribunals,” and enforcement of the Conventions in courts martial and against Central Intelligence Agency (“CIA”) operatives.
Miles P. Fischer,
Applicability of the Geneva Conventions to "Armed Conflict" in the War on Terror,
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