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2009

International Law

Terrorism

Duke Law

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The United States, Israel, And Unlawful Combatants, Curtis A. Bradley Jan 2009

The United States, Israel, And Unlawful Combatants, Curtis A. Bradley

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This essay considers how members of a terrorist organization should be categorized under international law when the organization is engaged in an armed conflict with a nation. The proper categorization can have significant implications for the nation’s authority under both international and domestic law to subject members of a terrorist organization to military targeting and detention. As a result of judicial decisions, Israel ostensibly follows a two category approach, pursuant to which anyone who is not a lawful combatant, including a member of a terrorist organization, is a civilian. The United States, by contrast, currently follows a three category ...