May 05, 2004

Closing the Contractor Loophole

Apparently the US Congress isn't always asleep at the switch. Following some truly nasty problems with jurisdiction over criminals who were serving as military contractors under local immunity accords in foreign military operations, they passed the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act of 2000 which allows for the prosecution of people who were, until then, in a judicial no man's land.

From what I understand, this legislation is a perfect fit to try the contractors involved in the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal.

HT: Intel Dump

Posted by TMLutas at May 5, 2004 08:48 AM