6. What would you do if someone violated your rights?
Protest, go to the Press, phone a lawyer.
7. What can be done to ensure that prisoner's rights are being upheld?
Thorough examinations by independent groups, eg The Red Cross and Amnesty.
Ask the students: "What can the US do to make sure they do not break the Geneva Convention?"
Groups feedback ideas: Focus the discussion on why human rights are necessary and how they should be upheld.
- If the detainees are not legally prisoners-of-war, then they aren't protected provided by the Geneva Conventions.
- In particular, they are not entitled to visits by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
- Restrictions on the interrogation of prisoners-of-war, contained in the Geneva conventions, will not apply.
- The detainees are protected by the international human rights laws.
- These laws require humane conditions of detention and fair trials in the event of prosecutions.
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