Practice Relating to Rule 99. Deprivation of Liberty
Under Iraq’s Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal (2005), “[u]nlawful confinement” constitutes a grave breach of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
Iraq’s Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal (2005) states:
A person against whom an indictment has been issued shall be taken into custody, pursuant to an arrest order or warrant issued by the Tribunal Investigative Judge, and shall be immediately informed of the charges against him and transferred to the Tribunal.