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Privileged Belligerent

Statutory Law

10 U.S.C. § 948a(6) (Title 10—Chapter 47A: Military Commissions)

In this chapter [10 U.S.C. §§ 948a et seq.]:
   (6) Privileged belligerent. The term "privileged belligerent" means an individual belonging to one of the eight categories enumerated in Article 4 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.

10 U.S.C. § 948a(7) (Title 10—Chapter 47A: Military Commissions)

In this chapter [10 U.S.C. §§ 948a et seq.]:
   (7) Unprivileged enemy belligerent. The term "unprivileged enemy belligerent" means an individual (other than a privileged belligerent) who—
      (A) has engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners;
      (B) has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners; or
      (C) was a part of al Qaeda at the time of the alleged offense under this chapter [10 U.S.C. §§ 948a et seq.].