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Description - Secret Trials And Executions by Barbara Olshansky

Since September 11 there has been a sweeping revision of US law aimed at countering terrorism, but involving a profound curtailment of Americans' constitutional rights and liberties. The most controversial of the new measures is the unprecedented order authorising the creation of special military tribunals to try non-citizens suspected of terrorism. Olshansky looks at the history of military tribunals world-wide as well as alternatives, explains its unconstitutional elements, and the threat such a move bears on the US's international credibility and authority.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781583225370
ISBN-10: 1583225374
Format: Paperback / softback
(171mm x 109mm x mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barbara Olshansky

Barbara Olshansky is the Assistant Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Her current docket at the Center includes class action lawsuits concerning immigrants' rights, race discrimination in employment and education, environmental justice and public health, prisoners' rights and Native American rights. She has written a number of articles on topics ranging from environmental racism to public access to radio programming and ownership, including a chapter on occupational exposures for the 2000 ABA treatise on environmental justice.

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