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Captured in War

Lawful Internment in Armed Conflict

By: Els Debuf
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Published: 31-03-2013
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 636
ISBN: 9781849465304
Imprint: Editions Pedone/Hart
Series: The Rene Cassin Institute of Human Rights
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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About Captured in War

A security measure designed to neutralize threats from an enemy party, internment is common in warfare. In the context of internment operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and of increasing international military intervention in internal conflicts more generally, the legal framework for internment has been widely criticised for being at best ambiguous and full of loopholes, at worst out-dated and inadequate.

In light of such criticism, this book examines the continued relevance and adequacy of the existing legal framework, identifies its shortcomings and proposes possible avenues to remedy them. It offers answers to fundamental questions such as who may be lawfully interned in armed conflict, on what legal basis, for what reasons and for how long. Starting from the premise that internment in armed conflict cannot be lawful under one branch of international law while at the same time unlawful under another, the book offers a fresh view of the interaction between the simultaneously applicable norms of international humanitarian and human rights law. Heeding calls for the clarification and modernization of the existing legal framework for internment in armed conflict, the author also puts forward concrete proposals for normative developments that seek to reconcile both the practical realities of contemporary armed conflict and significant developments in international law that affirm the right to liberty as one of the most fundamental attributes of any human being.

Table Of Contents

PART I: THE RIGHT TO LIBERTY AND THE PROHIBITION OF ARBITRARY DEPRIVATION
OF LIBERTY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
Chapter I-1 – Requirements for lawful deprivation of liberty under general international law
1.1. The right to liberty and the prohibition of arbitrary deprivation of liberty in general international law
1.2. The rule of law, the principle of legality and the right to liberty
Chapter I-2 – Exceptional times and exceptional measures
2.1. Derogation from international human rights law in times of public emergency
2.2. Direct reliance upon international humanitarian law in time of armed conflict
2.3. Conclusions to Part I
PART II: SECURITY INTERNMENT IN SITUATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT AND OCCUPATION
Introduction to Part II
Chapter II-1 – Internment on the basis of the Third Geneva Convention: prisoners of war
1.1. Who can be interned on the basis of GC III? Defining "prisoners of war"
1.2. On what grounds and for how long can prisoners of war be interned?
1.3. Conclusions on prisoner of war internment
Chapter II-2 – Internment on the basis of the First and Second Geneva Convention: retention of medical and religious personnel of the armed forces of the parties to the conflict
Chapter II-3 – Internment on the basis of the Fourth Geneva Convention: protected persons
3.1. Who can be interned on the basis of GC IV? Defining "protected persons"
3.2. On what grounds and for how long can be protected persons be interned?
3.3. Conclusions on internment on the basis of GC IV
Chapter II-4 – Internment of persons who are not protected by the Geneva Conventions
4.1. No legal basis to intern the Geneva Conventions or Additional Protocol I
4.2. Protection in captivity: international humanitarian and human rights law
4.3. A legal basis to intern in the 1907 Hague Regulations?
Chapter II-5 – Conclusions on internment in situations of international armed conflict and occupation
5.1. Answers to our research questions and conclusions from Part II
5.2. Responsibility for lawful internment and independent supervision
PART III: SECURITY INTERNMENT IN SITUATIONS OF NON-INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT
Introduction to Part III
Chapter III-1 – The absence of a legal basis for internment in international humanitarian law
1.1. The issue of status in situations of non-international armed conflict
1.2. Is there a gap in international humanitarian law? And is there a need to fill it?
1.3. Claims of an inherent right to intern in armed conflict
1.4. Conclusions and options
Chapter III-2 – Recommendations for a normative development of international humanitarian law
2.1. Basic qualities of a valid legal basis to intern in non-international armed conflict
2.2. Lawful grounds for internment in non-international armed conflict
CONCLUSIONS

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