Prisoners Are Made Of People

“The Pentagon outlined the new standards to the military in a 7 July memo.

The directive says all military detainees are entitled to humane treatment and to certain basic legal standards when they come to trial, as required by Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.

At least we got that whole basic human rights thing cleaned up policy-wise. It remains to be seen whether this directive will have any real effect on US treatment of prisoners (don’t hold your breath). But at least it’s a step in the right direction.

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US detainees to get Geneva rights


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