Legal news from Sunday, March 23, 2003
20:03 EDT

[JURIST] Sunday reports on legal issues relating to the war in Iraq: CBS legal analyst Andrew Cohn discusses POWs and the law, while Lance Gay of Scripps-Howard says that POW rules face an uncertain future.... In another story, Lance Gay describes how lawyers weigh in on battlefield decisions.... Scripps-Howard reporter [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has said Iraq TV's display Sunday of what it claimed were dead and captured US soldiers is a violation of terms of the Geneva Convention. "The Geneva Convention indicates that it's not permitted to photograph and embarrass or humiliate prisoners of war," Rumsfeld said [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] The UK Ministry of Defense website on Operation Telic (the name of the UK operation in Iraq) [official website] carries this notice Sunday:On 23 March, an RAF GR4 Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham, which was returning from an operational mission, was engaged near the Kuwaiti border by a Patriot [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] Sunday's field reports from the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross are now available. On the humanitarian situation in Baghdad, the ICRC say: On Sunday morning, the ICRC teams resumed their assessments and emergency interventions. ICRC teams visited the main hospitals in the city and continued to monitor [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] Numerous press reports Sunday describe a grenade attack at a US military camp in Kuwait which killed one US soldier and wounded 13 others. This attack appears to fall under the category of "combat misconduct stress behaviors" described in a US Army Field Manual which also considers their legal [read more]

09:03 EDT

[JURIST] JURIST's limited Sunday service will be expanded today to allow continuing coverage of legal issues and information from the conflict in Iraq. [read more]

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