Interrogation of Detainees

Interrogation of Detainees

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U.S. treatment of enemy combatants and terrorist suspects captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations has been a subject of debate, incl. whether such treatment complies with U.S. statutes and treaties. Congress approved additional guidelines concerning the treatment of detainees via the Detainee Treatment Act (DTA). Among other things, the DTA contains provisions that: (1) require DoD personnel to employ U.S. Army Field Manual guidelines while interrogating detainees; and (2) prohibit the Aicruel, inhuman and degrading punishment of persons under the detention, custody, or control of the U.S. GovAit.Ai This report discusses provisions of the DTA concerning standards for the interrogation and treatment of detainees.Applying U.S. Army Field Manual Standards The DTA provides that no person in the custody or effective control of the DOD or detained in a DOD facility shall be subject to any interrogation treatment or technique that is not authorized by andanbsp;...

Title:Interrogation of Detainees
Author:Michael John Garcia
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-10


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