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Understanding the Distinct Function of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals: A Response to Blocher


Geoffrey S. Corn


South Texas College of Law

Eric Talbot Jensen


Brigham Young University School of Law

Sean Watts


Creighton University School of Law


Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 116, p. 327, 2007

Abstract:     
This article addresses the limited and distinct function of the Combatant Status Review Tribunal's established by the Department of Defense to review enemy combatant designations. It explains how the predicate legal determinations made by the United States with regard to the conflict in Afghanistan and the conflict with al Qaeda prevent these tribunals from considering whether individuals captured by the United States qualify as prisoners of war. This does not, however, render the function of these review tribunals illegitimate.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: international law, national security, the law of war, detainees, global war on terror, prisoners of war

JEL Classification: K33, K19

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Date posted: May 17, 2007  

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Corn, Geoffrey S. and Jensen, Eric Talbot and Watts, Sean, Understanding the Distinct Function of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals: A Response to Blocher. Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 116, p. 327, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=987022

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Geoffrey S. Corn (Contact Author)
South Texas College of Law ( email )
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States
Eric Talbot Jensen
Brigham Young University School of Law ( email )
540 JRCB
Provo, UT 84602
United States
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law ( email )
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
United States
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