The International Humanitarian Law Committee of the
American Branch of the International Law Association just submitted a letter to the U.S. State Dept.'s new legal adviser. It gently but pointedly reminds the current administration that IHL and IHRL law co-exist, and covers both targeting and detention legal issues, amongst others. For those interested in the recent Yale Law School workshop on the 2006 UN Draft Principles Governing the Administration of Justice Through Military Tribunals, please see this letter's reference to ICCPR Articles 9.4 and 14, pg 4. Click on the title of this post for the letter.