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Iraq and Afghanistan Detainees Litigation, Re, Mohammed Ali and ors v Colonel Pappas and ors, Trial court order, 479 F.Supp.2d 85 (D.D.C. 2007), ILDC 812 (US 2007), 27th March 2007, District Court for the District of Columbia [D.D.C.]



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Whether aliens detained by US military officials in a foreign jurisdiction were protected by the rights enshrined in the Constitution, 1787 (United States).

Whether the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War was self-executing and afforded alien detainees a private right of action in a US federal court.

Keywords: Aliens, treatment; Armed forces; Detention; Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment; International humanitarian law, protected persons and property; International humanitarian law, superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering; International law and domestic law, incorporation; Jurisdiction of states, extra-territorial; Peremptory norms / ius cogens; Torture; Treaties, self-executing; International humanitarian law, war crimes

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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