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Title Human rights and America's war on terror / edited by Satvinder S. Juss
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in human rights law
Routledge research in human rights law.
Contents 1. The "Netanyahu doctrine": The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, and the invasion of Iraq -- 2. United States legal and policy approaches in the Global War on Terrorism -- 3. Guantánamo: A well-studied trunk -- 4. Experimentative counter-terrorism strategies after 9/11: Limitations of military responses to terrorism and violent extremism -- 5. Interpreting--again--the prohibition of torture -- 6. Rendition in extraordinary times -- 7. US torture on "black sites": A lesson from Great Britain? -- 8. Litigation across borders: Enforcing human rights in transnational counterterrorism operations -- 9. Groups and the war on terror
Summary This volume examines the success of the 9/11 attacks in undermining the cherished principles of Western democracy, free speech and tolerance, which were central to US values. It is argued that this has led to the USA fighting disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to sanctioning the use of torture and imprisonment without trial in Guantánamo Bay, extraordinary rendition, surveillance and drone attacks. At home, it has resulted in restrictions of civil liberties and the growth of an ill-affordable military and security apparatus. In this collection the authors note the irony that the shocking destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11 should become the justification for the relentless expansion of security agencies. Yet, this is a salutary illustration of how the security agencies in the USA have adopted faulty preconceptions, which have become too embedded within the institution to be abandoned without loss of credibility and prestige. The book presents a timely assessment of both the human rights costs of the 'war on terror' and the methods used to wage and relentlessly continue that war. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners and students in the fields of human rights law, criminal justice, criminology, politics and international studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 09, 2019)
Subject War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
Civil rights -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Political aspects -- United States
Extraordinary rendition -- United States
Human rights -- Government policy -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Civil rights.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Political aspects.
Diplomatic relations.
Extraordinary rendition.
Human rights -- Government policy.
United States -- Foreign relations.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Juss, Satvinder S. (Satvinder Singh), editor.
ISBN 1351005634