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Letter from Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis to Asma Jahangir, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Apr. 5, 2004 | DOS | ACLU-RDI 3713
Letter from Jeffrey De Laurentis to Asma Jahanglr responding to a letter Mr. Jahangir sent asserting that the U.S. operations in Iraq are subject to the Special Rapporteur's mandate. He states in his letter "U.S. military personnel are operating under Rules of Engagement that protect American servicemen and women in accomplishing their mission, while also ensuring appropriate protection for the civilian population. The Rules of Engagement in effect in Iraq are carefully drafted and comply fully with the law of war."