An amendment to the Detainee Treatment
Act of 2005 stated
applicable to detainee treatment
is surprisingly complex.
The provision in the Detainee Treatment
Act was designed to strip the statutory habeas corpus granted to Hamdi by the Supreme Court in the Hamdi decision.
As in detentions during armed conflict, the Detainee Treatment
Act of 2005 applies on warships during non-armed conflict situations.
466 (2004), superseded by statute, Detainee Treatment
Act of 2005, Pub.
81) Although the rules governing detainee treatment
have changed significantly in the years since this manual was written, a system of rewards and consequences to incentivize good detainee behavior is still in effect.
Given the consistency of the accounts, the Open Society Foundations believes these are genuine areas of concern, and not outliers, that run counter to US rules on detainee treatment
," the report said.
The allegations have come to light as the US military oversees a much-publicised effort to improve its record on detainee treatment
Details emerged in a troop manual on detainee treatment
, released for the Baha Mousa public inquiry into Iraqi prisoner abuse.
The intentional fudging was clearly Washington's legal shield for when the inevitable questions about detainee treatment
arose, but it imposed a terrible ethical dilemma on military servicemen who were accustomed to following direct orders and being bound by strictly articulated codes of conduct.
Notwithstanding these changes, continuing images of Camp X-Ray in the media perpetuate negative perceptions of detainee treatment
This is precisely what Congress did in passing the Detainee Treatment
Act of 2005, which addresses the treatment of alien detainees held in the custody of the Department of Defense.
It also treats recent statutes, especially the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, the Detainee Treatment
Act, and the Military Commissions Act, together with the Court's cases on judicial power to entertain petitions from detainees at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere.
Intelligence experts said the documents could ignite calls in Congress and among international courts for a fresh, independent investigation of detainee treatment
Bush, including the promotion of war in Iraq, detainee treatment
, and wiretapping without a warrant.