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Cruelty and the National Interest: The Question of Legitimate Means

Tom Farer

in Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534722
eISBN:
9780191715891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534722.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the protection of human rights amidst ‘war’ against terrorism. It begins with a discussion of human rights law in the context of armed conflict and the laws of war. It then ... More


In Defense of Lawfare: The Value of Litigation in Challenging Torture

Lisa Hajjar

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that lawfare has provided a valuable check on the some of the worse abuses of the US’s War on Terror, such as its use of torture, extraordinary rendition, and enhanced ... More


Torture and Positive Law: Jurisprudence for the White House

Jeremy Waldron

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

As part of the War on Terror, the Bush administration backed away from the U.S.’s prior absolute rejection of torture, as manifested in its agreement to the Convention against Torture and other ... More


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