The American Challenge

Author: Carl Quimby Christol
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761843442
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This sequel to Carl Q. Christol's International Law and U.S. Foreign Policy (2nd Revised Edition, 2006) is based on original sources, such as the Constitution, treaties, statutes including the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 and the Military Commissions Act of 2006, critical Supreme Court decisions, all relevant Department of Justice memorandums that have been released to the public, and the wide-ranging public writings of scholars and members of the professional estate. Christol emphasizes the significance of the constitutional concept of separation of powers, pointing to the efforts of the Executive branch to call upon the Commander-in-Chief and war powers during what has been referred to as "the war on terrorism." He draws attention to the growing authority of "military law" and, in the contest between the three branches of government, Christol emphasizes the roles of Congress and the Courts in the protection of civil and political rights and liberties. Christol further emphasizes the importance of the writ of habeas corpus, the right to counsel, the right to a fair and speedy trial, and the presumption of innocence in criminal trials. Support for American outlooks toward the world rule of law was particularly identified in the U.S. responses in 2006 to earlier concerns and recommendations by the Torture Committee established in the 1984 Convention Against Torture. A detailed index serves as a guide to the wide-ranging and specific matters that were considered.

Why Not Torture Terrorists

Author: Yuval Ginbar
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199540918
Size: 22.83 MB
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This book addresses the dilemma of whether it is ever justifiable to torture terrorists as part of the war on terror and in order to save the lives of innocent citizens.

Fresh Perspectives On The War On Terror

Author: Miriam Gani
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921313749
Size: 44.76 MB
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On 20 September 2001, in an address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American people, President George W Bush declared a 'war on terror'. The concept of the 'war on terror' has proven to be both an attractive and a potent rhetorical device. It has been adopted and elaborated upon by political leaders around the world, particularly in the context of military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. But use of the rhetoric has not been confined to the military context. The 'war on terror' is a domestic one, also, and the phrase has been used to account for broad criminal legislation, sweeping agency powers and potential human rights abuses throughout much of the world. This collection seeks both to draw on and to engage critically with the metaphor of war in the context of terrorism. It brings together a group of experts from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany who write about terrorism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including international law and international relations, public and constitutional law, criminal law and criminology, legal theory, and psychology and law.

The Dark Side

Author: Jane Mayer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307456501
Size: 41.37 MB
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The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made self-destructive decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world—decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding detail, Jane Mayer relates the impact of these decisions by which key players, namely Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, exploited September 11 to further a long held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment. With a new afterward. One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year National Bestseller National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Best Book of the Year: Salon, Slate, The Economist, The Washington Post, Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Imperial Hubris

Author: Michael Scheuer
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574888498
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An anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community argues that Islamists are not against democracy, but specific U.S. policies viewed as threatening to their lands and religion allow al Quaeda to continue to gain support.

Teaching Law

Author: Robin West
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107044537
Size: 51.57 MB
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This book suggests reforms to improve legal education and responds to concerns that law schools eschew the study of justice.

Cruel Britannia

Author: Ian Cobain
ISBN: 9781846273346
Size: 80.81 MB
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The official line is clear: the UK does not 'participate in, solicit, encourage or condone' torture. And yet, the evidence is irrefutable: when it comes to dealing with potential threats to our national security, the gloves always come off. As the enquiries into the on-going abuse of terror suspects uncover an ever more sinister and unpalatable chain of complicity - going right to the top of government - it is time to re-examine the assumption that the British don't 'do' torture. Drawing on previously unseen official documents, and the accounts of witnesses, victims and experts, prize-winning investigative journalist Ian Cobain looks beyond the cover-ups and the attempts to dismiss brutality as the work of a few rogue interrogators, to reveal a secret and shocking record of torture. From WWII to the War on Terror, via Kenya and Northern Ireland, Cruel Britannia shows how the British have repeatedly and systematically resorted to torture, turning a blind eye where necessary, bending the law where they can, and issuing categorical denials all the while. What emerges is a picture of Britain that challenges our complacency on human rights and exposes the lie behind our reputation for fair play.