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Application of Treaties and Laws to al Qaeda and Taliban Detainees: Memorandum for Alberto R. Gonzales: Counsel to the President, and William J. Hayes II: General Counsel of the Department of Defense   [open pdf - 3MB]

This document profiles the standards of conduct in regard to the treatment of U.S.-held prisoners under criterion of the War Crimes Act and the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Parts 11 and 111 of this memorandum discuss why other deviations front the text of Geneva 111 would not present either a violation of the treaty or of the WCA. Parl I1 explains that al Qaeda detainees cannot claim the protections of Geneva I11 because the treaty doer not apply to them.

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2002-01-22
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