The Abu Ghraib Story

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Title:
The Abu Ghraib Story
Year: 
2006
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Israeli Defense Forces Law Review
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2
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35
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Israeli Defense Forces School of Military Law
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English
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The Abu Ghraib Story

 

Jeffrey F. Addicott

 

2 Israeli Defense Forces L. Rev. 35 (2006).

 
 

The purpose of this Article is to examine the facts associated with the prison abuse at Abu Ghraib and to discuss the applicable legal and policy lessons learned as a result of the scandal.  Was the prison abuse a reflection of a systemic policy—either de jure or de facto—on the part of the United States to illegally extract information from detainees or was the abuse simply isolated acts of criminal behavior on the part of a handful of soldiers amplified by an incompetent tactical chain of command at the prison facility?

 
 

Keywords: Abu Ghraib, illegal interrogation, prison abuse, War on Terror, Iraq War, Geneva Conventions, prisoners of war, security detainees, Red Cross, United States military police, detainee abuse, Uniformed Code of Military Justice, courts martial, Schlesinger Report.

 

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