IntlLaw Humanitarian Law

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Humanitarian Law: Geneva / Jurisdiction / Immunity /  ACT OF STATE DOCTRINE REVIEW: States IOs Individuals State Res Law H Rights Law Humanitarian Law Laws of war o Represent the obligations of the belligerent states  when it comes to protecting the rights of citizens >>Death Penalty Example o Bias jurors o Lack of equality when it comes to the death penalty Problems of the American Legal System Federal crime o Ex// terrorism o US  State crime
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Humanitarian Law: Geneva / Jurisdiction / Immunity /  ACT OF STATE DOCTRINE o State courts o Criminal law is a state crime and this is why we see a  lot of discrimination in particular states o 1/3 of juveniles in the US sentenced w/ death penalty  in Texas o In Texas last year two white men received the death  penalty for killing a black man whose body they tied to  a pick up truck and drug dismembering his body o The previous time before that that a white man  received a death penalty for killing a black man was  >>Male Legal Culture when you look at sexual crimes Humanitarian Law THE LAWS OF WAR 4 Geneva conventions 1. Right of wounded at sea 2. Right of wounded in the battlefield 3. Right of prisoners of war 4. Rights of civilians and their occupation deal with protecting the soldiers once labeled as unlawful combatant they are no longer  protected by the Geneva Convention o Can be tortured o …Guantanamo Bay  (Bush thought that territory would  not count as US territory and that therefore prisoners  there could not appeal to US courts. BUT the Supreme  Court says that it is)
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