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Title Obama's Guantánamo : stories from an enduring prison / edited by Jonathan Hafetz
Published New York ; London : New York University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (iv, 229 pages) : illustrations
Contents Twelve years after / Sabin Willett -- The wrong person : how Barack Obama abandoned habeas corpus / Gary A. Isaac -- President Obama's failure to transfer detainees from Guantánamo / J. Wells Dixon -- The Boumediene Case after the Supreme Court / Mark Fleming -- "Too dangerous to release?" : debunking the claim / Pardiss Kebriaei -- Mental illness before Guantánamo / Shayana Kadidal -- You love the law too much / Martha Rayner -- First, do no harm / Alka Pradhan -- Nourishing resistance : Tariq Ba Odah's eight-year hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay / Omar Farah -- The "Taliban Five" and the prisoner exchange / Frank Goldsmith -- Hamdan : the legal challenge to military commissions / Joseph McMillan -- A tale of two detainees / David Frakt -- More Kafka than Kafka / Jason Wright -- Storytelling #Guantanamo / Aliya Hana Hussain
Summary "Obama's Guantánamo: Stories from an Enduring Prison describes President Obama's failure to close America's enduring offshore detention center, as he had promised to do within his first year in office, and the costs of that failure for those imprisoned there. Like its predecessor, Guantánamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law, Obama's Guantánamo consists of accounts from lawyers who have not only represented detainees, but also served as their main connection to the outside world. Their stories provide us with an accessible explanation of the forces at work in the detentions and place detainees' stories in the larger context of America's submission to fearmongering. These stories demonstrate all that is wrong with the prison and the importance of maintaining a commitment to human rights even in times of insecurity"--Publisher's web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Obama, Barack.
Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
Detention of persons -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
Detention of persons -- United States.
Military courts -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
Military courts -- United States.
Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Genre/Form Essays.
Form Electronic book
Author Hafetz, Jonathan, editor
ISBN 1479868078 (electronic bk.)
9781479868070 (electronic bk.)