The future of U.S. detention under international law : workshop report / International Committee of the Red Cross, Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval W
The International Committee of the Red Cross, the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, and the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College recently hosted a workshop titled Global Battlefields: The Future of U.S. Detention under International Law. The workshop was designed to facilitate discussion on international law issues pertaining to U.S. detention practices and policies in armed conflict. Workshop participants included members of government, legal experts, practitioners and scholars from a variety of countries. This report attempts to capture the main debates that arose in each session. The key issues discussed were as follows: Legal basis for detention; Grounds and procedures for detention; Treatment of those detained; Disposition; Detention by armed groups; State responsibility for actions of armed groups; The future of the U.S.-run detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and The future of detention related to NIACs more generally.