Understanding the Distinct Function of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals: A Response to Blocher
Geoffery S. Corn, Eric Talbot Jensen & Sean Watts, 𝘜𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘵 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘣𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘙𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘴: 𝘈 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘉𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳, 116 Yᴀʟᴇ L.J. Pᴏᴄᴋᴇᴛ Pᴀʀᴛ 327 (2007).
Response or Comment
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.
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