Talk:Extrajudicial detention

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 Definition The policy and practice of holding prisoners captive without judicial authority to do so, or without a recognized authority under international law, such capture of prisoners of war [d] [e]


Fresh start

The article page now has completely new content, obviating the Wikipedia reference. It discusses international law to the extent practical as a start; the article can't be based on common law or Anglo-US practices alone. International law is emerging here; see, for example, hostis humani generis, universal jurisdiction, extraordinary rendition, and international extradition, along with Geneva Conventions and Third Geneva Convention.

Structurally, this is intended to be a top-level article dealing with an internationalized view. I propose that there be articles dealing with the national practices of countries where this is a substantial issue, with appropriate subarticles. For example, in my sandbox now are User: Howard C. Berkowitz/EJUS dealing with general U.S. extrajudicial detention, but, due to sheer volume, there is also (more ready for mainspace) User: Howard C. Berkowitz/EJUSGWB dealing with 2001 onwards. Certainly, there is enough material for national articles and subarticles for many countries. Hopefully, Citizens from the British Isles will deal with everything from The Troubles to the Palestinian mandate.

Note also that there are complementary articles on interrogation, a subset of eduction, and again with a need for national articles and subarticles (e.g., in progress User: Howard C. Berkowitz/IntUS and User: Howard C. Berkowitz/IntUSGWB. I hope these will move to mainspace soon. See also the rewritten torture. Howard C. Berkowitz 19:28, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Many of the subarticles now exist, no longer in my sandbox:

Howard C. Berkowitz 20:08, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Approval as top-level article?

With the very clear understanding, as shown in Related Articles, that this is a top-level article, should it be considered for Approval? Howard C. Berkowitz 20:06, 26 April 2009 (UTC)