PRESS RELEASE: Briefing on Prisoners of War now available on-line

 

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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9th April 2003

PRESS RELEASE: Briefing on Prisoners of War now available on-line

IHRC’s latest briefing, ‘Prisoners of War and the Current Gulf War’ is now available on-line. It provides a background to international law and the status of POWs, concerns raised by treatment of POWs in the current conflict, and issues relating to post-war justice.

The briefing is broken into the following sections:

i. Introduction
ii. Who is a Prisoner of War
iii. How Should Prisoners of War be Treated by the Detaining Power
1. Humane Treatment
2. Interrogation
3. Right to Fair Trial
4. Release of POWs
iv. Specific Issues raised in the current Gulf War
1. Filming of POWs
2. Hooding
3. a. Unlawful Combatants
b. Prosecution by US-sponsored Iraqi-led forum

Please visit:

http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=609

or click on the link below.

Alternatively please email the office and request a copy to be emailed.

For further information please contact the Press Officer on (+44) 20 8902 0888, email: info@ihrc.org.

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