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Beyond the Law: The Bush Administration's Unlawful Responses in the War on Terror
     

Beyond the Law: The Bush Administration's Unlawful Responses in the War on Terror

by Jordan J. Paust
 

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ISBN-10: 0521711207

ISBN-13: 9780521711203

Pub. Date: 09/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a detailed exposition of violations of international law authorized and abetted by secret memos, authorizations, and orders of the Bush administration. In particular, it describes why several executive claims were in error, what illegal authorizations were given, what illegal interrogation tactics were approved, and what illegal transfers and

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This book provides a detailed exposition of violations of international law authorized and abetted by secret memos, authorizations, and orders of the Bush administration. In particular, it describes why several executive claims were in error, what illegal authorizations were given, what illegal interrogation tactics were approved, and what illegal transfers and secret detentions occurred. It provides the most thorough documentation of cases demonstrating that the president is bound by the laws of war; that decisions to detain persons, decide their status, and mistreat them are subject to judicial review during the war; and that the commander-in-chief power is subject to restraints by Congress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521711203
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Executive plans and authorizations to violate international law concerning treatment and interrogation of detainees; 2. Additional revelations concerning treatment, secret detentions, and secret renditions; 3. War and enemy status; 4. Judicial power to determine the status and rights of persons detained without trial; 5. Executive claims to unchecked power; 6. Antiterrorism military commissions.

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