April 12, 2005
The laws of war do not need to be adjusted: current international law if properly interpreted is adequate to regulate conflict between states and terrorist groups. What is important to recognize is that the laws of war should not be stretched out of context to provide false authority for actions they do not really sanction; and also that fundamental human rights, including the right against prolonged arbitrary detention, and the right not to be tortured or subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, are binding at all times, whether during armed conflict or not.
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