Applying Geneva Convention principles to Guantanamo Bay
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University of Richmond law review, Vol. 43, no. 2, March, 2009, p. 1067-1090
This article analyzes and discusses the procedures the United States follows in Guantanamo Bay and compares those procedures to the ones that prisoners of war ("POWs") would receive in accordance with the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. It examines four particular areas: Combatant Status Review Tribunals, Annual Review Boards, religious accommodation, and camp discipline. Whether or not enemy combatants held in Guantanamo Bay are entitled to POW protections, they are receiving substantially the same, or in some cases greater, procedural protections than the Geneva Conventions require for POWs.