Legal Treatment of Detainees. Members of Al-Qaeda held in Guantanamo Naval Base
Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights, grade: 5.5/6, , language: English, abstract: After the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, two United Nations Security Council resolutions (resolutions 1368 and 1373) acknowledged the right to self-defence of the US following article 51 of the UN Charter. The US requested the Taliban regime's (the government at the time in Afghanistan) assistance to capture Al-Qaeda, whose main infrastructure was established in the country. The refusal of the Taliban resulted in an international armed conflict (hereinafter IAC) against Afghanistan, being that the Taliban were the de facto government hosting terrorists, and against Al-Qaeda that was de facto under effective control of the Taliban. As a result, during the conflict, members of the Taliban regime and Al-Qaeda were detained sharing the same fate, indefinite detention in Guantanamo.
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