The Politics of Prisoner Abuse: The United States and Enemy Prisoners After 9/11 (BOK)

David P. Forsythe

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When states are threatened by war and terrorism, can we really expect them to abide by human rights and humanitarian law? David P. Forsythe's bold analysis of US policies towards terror suspects after 9/11 addresses this issue directly. Covering moral, political, and legal aspects, he examines the abuse of enemy detainees at the hands of the United States. At the center of the debate is the Bush Administration, which Forsythe argues displayed disdain for international law, in contrast to the general public's support for humanitarian affairs. Forsythe explores the similarities and differences between Presidents Obama and Bush on the question of prisoner treatment in an age of terrorism and asks how the Administration should proceed. The book traces the Pentagon's and CIA's records in mistreating prisoners, providing an account which will be of interest to all those who value human rights and humanitarian law.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter David P. Forsythe
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521181105
Antall sider 334 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 520 gram
Emner og form International relations, Human rights

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