Saturday, October 13, 2007

Agreement for transfer of prisoners between Canada and Afghanistan

I note that Afghanistan was a party to the Geneva conventions as of 1936. Since there is a new government in Afghanistan (not to be confused with The New Government of Canada), which has a new constitution (again, not to be confused with the existing Canadian constitution), the Afghan government is presumably not bound by any of International Humanitarian Law. I'm only saying.
"No derogation from the preceding provisions shall be made by special agreements between Powers one of which is restricted, even temporarily, in its freedom to negotiate with the other Power or its allies by reason of military events, more particularly where the whole, or a substantial part, of the territory of the said Power is occupied."
--Third Geneva Convention with respect to Prisoners of War, 1949