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The Detention and Trial of Unlawful Combatants

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano

Topic: Law and ethics (International law)

Keywords: National security; unlawful; trial

Type: Report


In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hamdan v. Rumsfeld decision, the U.S. should focus on providing a legal process that does not treat unlawful combatants as regular criminals or traditional prisoners of war.