The Torture Papers
The Road to Abu Ghraib
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Torture Papers by Karen J. Greenberg
Book DescriptionThe Torture Papers document the so-called 'torture memos' and reports which US government officials wrote to prepare the way for, and to document, coercive interrogation and torture in Afghanistan, Guantanamo, and Abu Ghraib. These documents present for the first time a compilation of materials that prior to publication have existed only piecemeal in the public domain. The Bush Administration, concerned about the legality of harsh interrogation techniques, understood the need to establish a legally viable argument to justify such procedures. The memos and reports document the systematic attempt of the US Government to prepare the way for torture techniques and coercive interrogation practices, forbidden under international law, with the express intent of evading legal punishment in the aftermath of any discovery of these practices and policies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521853248
(253mm x 177mm x 70mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Karen J. Greenberg
Enemy Combatant Papers, Paperback (March 2014)
This book provides comprehensive coverage of Supreme Court cases defining the status and rights of detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay US Navy Base.
Least Worst Place, Hardback (March 2009)
The tale of how individual officers on the ground at Guantanamo Bay, along with their direct superiors, were unwittingly co-opted into the Pentagon's plan to turn the prison into an interrogation facility operating at the margins of the law and beyond.
Torture Debate in America, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Karen J. Greenberg
This book provides essays on the debate over the US government's use of torture.
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Author Biography - Karen J. Greenberg
Karen J. Greenberg is the executive director of the Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law. Joshua L. Dratel serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is currently assisting in the defense of Guantanamo detainees.
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