Detention: Operations in Afghanistan

Rahmatullah Case Comes Down from U.K. High Court

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 9:31 PM

The British Supreme Court---in its Michaelmas Term---has handed down the case of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs v. Rahmatullah. You might remember the Rahmatullah case, which we covered here and here and here. It concerns a detainee captured by British forces in Iraq but transferred to U.S. custody and now held in Afghanistan. The decision is lengthy, and I haven't read it yet but will offer thoughts after I do.