P.O.W. Definition Noah talks to Jordan Paust, law professor at the University of Houston Law Center. Taliban detainees have not been called POWs by the U.S. military, most likely because the Bush administration wants to prosecute some of them in military tribunals. Paust says that their designation doesn't matter; under international law, they would have the same due process rights regardless of their status.
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Noah talks to Jordan Paust, law professor at the University of Houston Law Center. Taliban detainees have not been called POWs by the U.S. military, most likely because the Bush administration wants to prosecute some of them in military tribunals. Paust says that their designation doesn't matter; under international law, they would have the same due process rights regardless of their status.