International Law and Human Rights Quiz

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What is the basic principle derived from the law of war regarding unprivileged enemy belligerents?

They should be released at the end of hostilities if not charged with a crime or tried

What did the plurality opinion in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld state regarding indefinite detention for the purpose of interrogation?

It is not authorized

Who has the authority to determine when hostilities have ceased?

The President

What did President Obama issue on March 7, 2011, as mentioned in the text?

E.O. (Executive Order)

What did President Obama's order, enacted into law by the NDAA, §1023, authorize?

Charging and trying detainees even if the standard for detention is met

What did President Obama's administration state regarding indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens?

It would not be authorized under any circumstances

What was President Trump's stance on further releases from Guantanamo Bay?

There should be no further releases from Guantanamo Bay

What did 11 detainees who have been held at Guantanamo without charge or trial file for in February 2018?

A writ of habeas corpus

What did Bush's memorandum on the treatment of Taliban and Al-Qaeda detainees state regarding the Geneva Conventions?

It stated that the Geneva Conventions did not apply to al-Qaeda or Taliban captives

What did the Supreme Court rely on in part in Hamdan v Rumsfeld, 587 US 557 (2006) in finding the military commission procedures were not legal?

The Geneva Conventions

What did the Office of Legal Counsel (OCL) in the Department of Justice offer a legal justification for in the infamous torture memos?

Enhanced interrogation techniques

What did the Office of Professional Responsibility in the Department of Justice conclude about John Yoo, who wrote the 'torture memos'?

He committed intentional professional misconduct

When did the CIA stop waterboarding?

In 2003

What did the crime of torture consist of according to the text?

Infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering for any reason

Test your knowledge of international law and human rights with this quiz on indefinite detention, forced feeding, and torture. Explore the legal principles and issues surrounding detainee rights and treatment in times of conflict.

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