Guantanamo Prisoners: US bound by the Geneva Conventions
"Geneva protections applied to Gitmo detainees
The Pentagon acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that all detainees held by the U.S. military, including those at Guantanamo Bay, are entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions.
The White House announced the policy shift on Tuesday, almost two weeks after a U.S. Supreme Court decision struck down the military tribunal system set up by U.S. President George Bush because it did not obey international law."
"The instruction manuals used by the Department of Defense already meet the terms of the humane-treatment provisions of the Conventions' Article 3, Snow said.
They are currently being updated to reflect legislation to more clearly rule out torture."
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