American Society of International Law Resolution (Final Draft of January 27, 2006)
The American Society of
International Law, at its centennial annual meeting in
1) Each state has a right of self-defense within the United Nations Charter and other international law.
The laws of war
and occupation (“the laws of armed conflict”) apply to the
the four Geneva Conventions (Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and
Sick in Armed Forces in the Field.
4) Torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, or secret incommunicado detention of any person in the custody or control of the United States of America and/or other States, are fundamentally repugnant to international law, and violate international law in general and, in particular, international human rights and humanitarian law.
All branches of the United States Federal
Government and non-governmental actors are required to adhere to the standards
enumerated in international law that forbid secret incommunicado
detention or torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of people
without exception. In this regard, the
The international law of command responsibility
applies to the
Security and liberty should be maintained and
enhanced in a manner that is completely consistent with the international law
obligations of the