Account Rendered: Extraordinary Renditions and Britain's Role

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In the struggle against terrorism post 9/11, the United States developed rendition as an instrument of policy. Rendition became associated with the use of coercive interrogation techniques that often crossed the threshold of torture, in violation of international standards to which successive American administrations committed themselves. To a degree yet to be fully established, Britain was implicated in that policy.

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Overview

In the struggle against terrorism post 9/11, the United States developed rendition as an instrument of policy. Rendition became associated with the use of coercive interrogation techniques that often crossed the threshold of torture, in violation of international standards to which successive American administrations committed themselves. To a degree yet to be fully established, Britain was implicated in that policy.

Account Rendered is an analysis of the facts and history of rendition intended to get to the truth and to ensure that the United Kingdom will not be involved in extraordinary rendition in the future.

Roger Gough, Stuart McCracken, and Andrew Tyrie are British politicians with inside access to documents pertaining to the role of the United Kingdom and United States in carrying out extraordinary rendition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849541091
  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction: Reckoning with Rendition Andrew Tyrie 1

Rendition, Extraordinary Rendition and International Law 12

Rendition Before 9/11 20

The Bush Administration Goes to War 29

The Obama Aftermath 54

The Conduct of the Allies 63

'More Than a Bystander': The British Role 70

Notes 100

Bibliography 118

Annex: Extraordinary Rendition in Documents 127

Index 395

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