Blog post. The Copenhagen process: principles and guidelines

Jacques Hartmann (Blog post author)

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On 20 October the Danish Government published a set of ‘Principles and Guidelines’ on the handling of detainees in international military operations. The Principles addresses uncertainties surrounding the legal basis for detention and the treatment of detainees during military operations in non-international armed conflicts, such as current operations in Afghanistan or Iraq. An impressive 22 States, including the P5, have expressed support. Human rights organisations, on the other hand, have expressed dismay. The following provides a short background to and comments on the non-legally binding text.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog Post
Media of outputEJIL:Talk! - Blog of the European Journal of International Law
PublisherEuropean Journal of International Law
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2012


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