The Politics of Prisoner Abuse by David P. Forsythe
The United States and Enemy Prisoners after 9/11

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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.
 

About David P. Forsythe

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David P. Forsythe is Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has worked as a consultant for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
 
Published April 30, 2007 by Cambridge University Press. 333 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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