Miller seems to complicate the issue, however, by stating that as unlawful combatants
engaged in deliberate harm to innocent civilians, (36) terrorists will be both "military combatants
" and "subject to a criminal justice process analogous to that to which ordinary criminals are subject" once identified as unlawful combatants
"by an appropriately instituted judicial body." (37) It is therefore unclear whether he means that this kind of combatant
has the right to use discriminate force--that is, to target state combatants
and kill them without incurring legal liability for the criminal charge of murder.
The exact number of demobilized combatants
who benefited from reintegration assistance remains unclear because about one-third participated in parallel reintegration programs, which did not always verify the ex-combatant status of beneficiaries, and others accepted "proxies," that is, participants who were using someone else's demobilization card.
The Israeli military claims 1,166 Palestinians were killed in the offensive it dubbed Operation Cast Lead - 709 combatants
, just 295 civilians and 162 people whose status it was unable to clarify.
* Allowing the executive to exercise such discretionary power over those it labels "enemy combatants
" undermines the purpose of a congressional law prohibiting the unilateral indefinite detention of citizens.
The United States government, he affirmed, "has every right to capture and detain enemy combatants
Hanft, (21) and by references to attempts to define the scope of the Government's authority to detain and try enemy combatants
in Ex parte Quirin (22) and Ex parte Milligan.
Despite its basic role in the normative appreciation of war, the doctrine of moral equality of combatants
is not beyond dispute.
Sobejana said the training aims to equip the former MILF combatants
to become competent peacekeeping forces prior to their deployment at the six identified MILF camps on Sept.
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In a Palace briefing, Galvez said around 1,206 MILF combatants
and 920 weapons would be deactivated in a ceremony as part of the normalization process of the peace accord.
Two senators on Tuesday said the government should closely monitor the implementation of the normalization program for the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), particularly the decommissioning of former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants