Unlawful Combatants

Ryan Goodman , Assistant Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative Law, Harvard Law School, mentioned a recent cases from the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (In re Guantanamo Detainee Cases) that defines the term “unlawful combatants.” One of the hypos in the case explains that, in theory, an old woman in Switzerland, who sends a check to a terrorist organization thinking it is a charity, could technically be categorized as an unlawful combatant because she has supplied financial support to a terrorist organization.

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