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Copenhagen ‘Principles’ on military detainees undermine human rights

Headline Title:  Copenhagen ‘Principles’ on military detainees undermine human rights 22 October 2012 You may be forgiven for not having heard of the Copenhagen ‘Principles’. They have after all been reached in quasi-secrecy during a five-year process behind closed doors.Yet they refer to something of international importance – the handling of detainees in international military operations.On 20 October 2012, the Denmark’s Foreign Ministry of Denmark announced that a group of two dozen states meeting in private in Copenhagen had adopted the “principles and guidelines”.They come after…

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