Friday, 7 May 2010

Scholar doubts soldiers could be convicted in detainee transfer

Filed under: International Law: War,Middle East — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 15:43 PDT

OTTAWA — Canadian military commanders could not be successfully prosecuted under Canadian criminal law for “aiding and abetting” the torture of Afghan detainees unless it were proved they intentionally handed them over to Afghan custody to be mistreated, legal scholar Craig Forcese told the Military Police Complaints Commission Thursday…

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