Human Rights and America s War on Terror

Human Rights and America s War on Terror

Routledge Research in Human Rights Law Available titles in this series include:
International Human Rights Law and Domestic Violence The Effectiveness of
International Human Rights Law Ronagh McQuigg The Right to Religious
Freedom ...

Author: Satvinder S. Juss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351005647

Category: Law

Page: 238

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This volume examines the success of the 9/11 attacks in undermining the cherished principles of Western democracy, free speech and tolerance, which were central to US values. It is argued that this has led to the USA fighting disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to sanctioning the use of torture and imprisonment without trial in Guantánamo Bay, extraordinary rendition, surveillance and drone attacks. At home, it has resulted in restrictions of civil liberties and the growth of an ill-affordable military and security apparatus. In this collection the authors note the irony that the shocking destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11 should become the justification for the relentless expansion of security agencies. Yet, this is a salutary illustration of how the security agencies in the USA have adopted faulty preconceptions, which have become too embedded within the institution to be abandoned without loss of credibility and prestige. The book presents a timely assessment of both the human rights costs of the ‘war on terror’ and the methods used to wage and relentlessly continue that war. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners and students in the fields of human rights law, criminal justice, criminology, politics and international studies.
Categories: Law

Human Rights in the War on Terror

Human Rights in the  War on Terror

Human Rights : A Descending Spiral RICHARD FALK Scope of Inquiry My
chapter is written in the context of discussion within the United States , but seeks
to be sensitive to what might be described as “ a global perspective . ” In this
regard ...

Author: Richard Ashby Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139446827

Category: Political Science


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This book asks whether human rights, since the 9/11 attacks and the 'war on terror,' are a luxury we can no longer afford, or rights that must always remain a fundamental part of democratic politics, in order to determine the boundary between individual freedom and government tyranny. This volume brings together leading international lawyers, policy-makers, scholars and activists in the field of human rights to evaluate the impact of the 'war on terror' on human rights, as well as to develop a counter-terror strategy which takes human rights seriously. While some contributors argue that war is necessary in defense of liberal democracy, others assert that it is time to move away from the war model towards a new paradigm based upon respect for human rights, an internationally-coordinated anti-terror justice strategy, and a long-term political vision that can reduce the global tensions that generate a political constituency for terrorists.
Categories: Political Science

America s War on Terror

America s War on Terror

The US, in other words, was not bound by the standards of international human
rights or international humanitarian standards because, from the Bush
administration's perspective, the war on terror was to be waged outside of the
situations or ...

Author: Jason Ralph

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199652358

Category: Law

Page: 177

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The US response to 9/11 was exceptional. The 'war on terror' challenged certain international norms as articulated in international law. This book focuses on four specific areas: US policy on the targeting, prosecution, detention, and interrogation of suspected terrorists.
Categories: Law

Human Rights and Non discrimination in the War on Terror

Human Rights and Non discrimination in the  War on Terror

on grounds of “race”, colour, language, religion, nationality or national or ethnic
origin' and to ensure that any anti-terrorism measures are implemented in a non-
discriminatory manner.98 Likewise, the Inter-American Commission on Human ...

Author: Daniel Moeckli

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199239801

Category: Law

Page: 271

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Analyzes the human rights impacts of anti-terrorism laws and practices in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Categories: Law

The Wars on Terrorism and Iraq

The Wars on Terrorism and Iraq

Her books include Africa and the Caribbean: Legacies of a Link (1979), Human
Rights and Basic Needs in the Americas (1982), and The City and the World:
New York's Global Future (1997). Jack Donnelly is the Andrew W. Mellon
Professor ...

Author: Margaret Crahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135995072

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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'If I had the power to do so, I would make this book compulsory reading for all who exercise political power in our world today! Instead, I will keep my fingers crossed that it will be read by as many members of Congress and of the current US administration as possible, and by a wide cross-section of policy analysts, diplomats, academics and human rights defenders.' - Mary Robinson, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Wars on Terrorism and Iraq provides a timely and critical analysis of the impact of the wars on terrorism and Iraq on human rights particularly internationally, as well as related tensions between unilateralism and multilateralism in US foreign policy. The distinguished contributors examine the consequences for international relations and world order of the traditional standard bearer for human rights and democracy (the United States) appearing not to be championing the rule of law and negotiated conflict resolution. The authors also suggest effective policies to promote greater fulfilment of human rights in order to achieve peaceful accord within nations, and stability internationally.
Categories: Political Science

Courts and Terrorism

Courts and Terrorism

In addition to confirming America's exceptionalist1 approach to human rights, the
War on Terror and related events exposed to the world 1 The term “
exceptionalism” is used to describe the view that “as the exceptional nation,
America should ...

Author: Mary L. Volcansek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139495370

Category: Law


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Since ancient times, terror tactics have been used to achieve political ends and likely will continue into the foreseeable future. Preserving national security and the safety of civilian populations while maintaining democratic principles and respecting human rights requires a delicate balancing act. In democracies, monitoring that balance typically falls to the courts. Courts and Terrorism examines how judiciaries in nine separate nations have responded, not just to the current wave of Al Qaeda threats, but also to narco-trafficking, domestic terrorism and organized crime syndicates. Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, and even though the reactions have varied significantly, common themes emerge. This volume discusses eleven case studies and analyzes the experiences of these various nations in their battles with terrorism to reveal the judicial quandary for democratic governance and the rule of law in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Law

Culture Crisis and America s War on Terror

Culture  Crisis and America s War on Terror

... 1997, at http:// [9/2005]. 112 Human Rights
Watch, 'Leave none to tell the story: genocide in Rwanda', 1999, at http://www. [9/2005]. 113 generations.'3 The film Hotel
Rwanda ...

Author: Stuart Croft

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139459181

Category: Political Science


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Since the infamous events of 9/11, the fear of terrorism and the determination to strike back against it has become a topic of enormous public debate. The 'war on terror' discourse has developed not only through American politics but via other channels including the media, the church, music, novels, films and television, and therefore permeates many aspects of American life. Stuart Croft suggests that the process of this production of knowledge has created a very particular form of common sense which shapes relationships, jokes and even forms of tattoos. Understanding how a social process of crisis can be mapped out and how that process creates assumptions allows policy-making in America's war on terror to be examined from new perspectives. Using IR approaches together with insights from cultural studies, this book develops a dynamic model of crisis which seeks to understand the war on terror as a cultural phenomenon.
Categories: Political Science

The War on Terrorism and the American Empire after the Cold War

The War on Terrorism and the American  Empire  after the Cold War

Introduction. The. war. on. terror. and. the. American. empire. after. the. Cold. War.
1 ... triangulation of liberal democracy, economic liberalisation and the respect of
human rights. Accordingly, those episodes which punctured this virtuous cycle ...

Author: Alejandro Colas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134258277

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This new study shows how the American-led ‘war on terror’ has brought about the most significant shift in the contours of the international system since the end of the Cold War. A new ‘imperial moment’ is now discernible in US foreign policy in the wake of the neo-conservative rise to power in the USA, marked by the development of a fresh strategic doctrine based on the legitimacy of preventative military strikes on hostile forces across any part of the globe. Key features of this new volume include: * an alternative, critical take on contemporary US foreign policy * a timely, accessible overview of critical thinking on US foreign policy, imperialism and war on terror * the full spectrum of critical view sin a single volume * many of these essays are now ‘contemporary classics’ The essays collected in this volume analyse the historical, socio-economic and political dimensions of the current international conjuncture, and assess the degree to which the war on terror has transformed the nature and projection of US global power. Drawing on a range of critical social theories, this collection seeks to ground historically the analysis of global developments since the inception of the new Bush Presidency and weigh up the political consequences of this imperial turn. This book will be of great interest for all students of US foreign policy, contemporary international affairs, international relations and politics.
Categories: Political Science

Human Rights In A Changing World

Human Rights In A Changing World

With the dawn of the 21st century terrorism and War on Terrorism ( WOT )
became the major concerns of the world . 9/11 Terrorist attack on USA changed
the nature of International Politics . War on Terror resulted in serious human right

Author: P Sukumar Nair

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 8178359014

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 382

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Papers presented at the National Seminar on 'Human Rights in a Changing World', held at Pandalam.
Categories: Environmental protection

Emerging Security Challenges American Jihad Terrorism Civil War and Human Rights

Emerging Security Challenges  American Jihad  Terrorism  Civil War  and Human Rights

WAR ONSET The main purpose of this ... leaders to compromise civil liberties
and political rights in response to potential terrorist threats (e.g., the United States

Author: Seung-Whan Choi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863059

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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This book looks into four areas of our world's international security crisis: the growing threat of America's homegrown jihadists, the continuing rise of terrorism, the causes of gross violations of human rights, and the pervasiveness of civil war. • Examines four closely related security issues • Employs a systematic, empirical approach • Supports analysis with data • Makes feasible policy recommendations pertaining to growing security threats
Categories: Political Science

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

Over the years human rights activists have increasingly emphasized that the
example set by the United States was ... For example, America'swar on terror
gave governments from countries like Kenya, Pakistan, Egypt, and Nigeria more

Author: Jimmy Carter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476773971

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world’s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence against women and girls. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and “owned” by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable and their children are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all.
Categories: Social Science

Lessons and Legacies of the War On Terror

Lessons and Legacies of the War On Terror

He has served on the National Boards of Amnesty International USA and the
American Civil Liberties Union and works with ... He has also represented
several human rights and civil liberties organizations as amicus curiae counsel in
cases ...

Author: Gershon Shafir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136188749

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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This volume examines the lessons and legacies of the U.S.-led "Global War on Terror," utilizing the framework of a political "moral panic." A decade after 9/11, it is increasingly difficult to deny that terror has prevailed – not as a specific enemy, but as a way of life. Transport, trade, and communications are repeatedly threatened and disrupted worldwide. While the pace and intensity of terror attacks have abated, many of the temporary security measures and sacrifices of liberty adopted in their immediate aftermath have become more or less permanent. This book examines the social, cultural, and political drivers of the war on terror through the framework of a "political moral panic": the exploration of threats to particular individuals or institutions that come to be viewed as threats to a way of life, social norms and values, civilization, and even morality itself. Drawing upon a wide range of domestic and international case studies, this volume reinforces the need for reason, empathy, and a dogged defence of principle in the face of terror. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, human rights, U.S. foreign policy, American politics, and Security Studies and I.R. in general.
Categories: Political Science

International Human Rights in Context

International Human Rights in Context

Consider for the purpose of discussion the following statement: [W]hether the
global war on terrorism is truly a war is difficult to answer. ... Consider broader
ramifications of the relationship between terrorism and human rights law beyond
national security. ... 'Women's 7 Ashley J. Tellis, Assessing America's War on
Terror: Confronting Insurgency, Cementing Primacy, 15 NBR Analysis [National
Bureau of ...

Author: Henry J. Steiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199279425

Category: Law

Page: 1492

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The third edition of International Human Rights in Context continues to bring sophisticated and thought-provoking analysis to the study of human rights within its wider social and cultural context. This widely acclaimed interdisciplinary coursebook presents a diverse range of carefully edited primary and secondary materials alongside extensive text, editorial commentary, and study questions. Within its conceptual framework, the book thoroughly covers the major topics of internationalhuman rights: the basic characteristics of international law; evolution of the human rights movement movement; civil, political, economic and social rights; the humanitarian laws of war; globalization; self-determination; women's rights; universalism and cultural relativisim; intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions; implementation and enforcement; internal application of human rights norms; and the spread of constitutionalism. The third edition has been considerably revised and restructured to incoroprate new themes and topics including: human rights in relation to terrorism amd national security; responsibility of nonstate actors for human rights violations; recent substantial changes in sources and processes of international law; achieved and potential reforrm within UN human rights institution; theories about international organizations and their influence on state behavior. Its scope, challenging enquiries, and clarity make it the ideal companion for human rightsstudents, scholars, advocates and practitioners alike. Online Resource Centre The third edition will be accompanied by a new online resource centre which will house the Annex of Documents, allowing them to be updated between editions.
Categories: Law

America s War on Terror

America s War on Terror

Terrorism as a Crime Against Global Civil Society To prepare for the final part of
the present argument , let us return to ... trying to justify this ascription of human
rights ( and the philosophical controversies surrounding this issue indicate that it

Author: Patrick Hayden

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056964730

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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Taking a cue from the appalling incidents of September 2001, these essays explore the ostensible reasons behind the American war on terrorism, apologize for the pre-emptive nature of the war itself and address the concept of terrorism in the moral discourse of humanity.
Categories: Political Science

Race and Human Rights

Race and Human Rights

practice (even when focusing narrowly on civil and political rights), at home and
abroad, led Amnesty International to conclude, ... In chapter 1, Natsu Taylor Saito,
with America'swar on terrorism" as backdrop, provides a broad overview of the ...

Author: Curtis Stokes

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 9780870139581

Category: Political Science

Page: 371

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The terrorist attacks against U.S. targets on September 11, 2001, and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, sparked an intense debate about "human rights." According to contributors to this provocative book, the discussion of human rights to date has been far too narrow. They argue that any conversation about human rights in the United States must include equal rights for all residents. Essays examine the historical and intellectual context for the modern debate about human rights, the racial implications of the war on terrorism, the intersection of racial oppression, and the national security state. Others look at the Pinkerton detective agency as a forerunner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the role of Africa in post–World War II American attempts at empire-building, and the role of immigration as a human rights issue.
Categories: Political Science

The Thistle and the Drone

The Thistle and the Drone

... “to keep America safe,” other central governments were encouraged to do the
same without compunction as the erstwhile champion of human rights, the United
States, had changed its position on the matter. In the newly minted war on terror ...

Author: Akbar Ahmed

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815723790

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

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In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are engaged in a mutually destructive civil war across the globe, a conflict that has been intensified by the war on terror. Conflicts between governments and tribal societies predate the war on terror in many regions, from South Asia to the Middle East to North Africa, pitting those in the centers of power against those who live in the outlying provinces. Akbar Ahmed's unique study demonstrates that this conflict between the center and the periphery has entered a new and dangerous stage with U.S. involvement after 9/11 and the deployment of drones, in the hunt for al Qaeda, threatening the very existence of many tribal societies. American firepower and its vast anti-terror network have turned the war on terror into a global war on tribal Islam. And too often the victims are innocent children at school, women in their homes, workers simply trying to earn a living, and worshipers in their mosques. Battered by military attacks or drone strikes one day and suicide bombers the next, the tribes bemoan, "Every day is like 9/11 for us." In The Thistle and the Drone, the third volume in Ahmed's groundbreaking trilogy examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the U.S. has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies. The study provides the social and historical context necessary to understand how both central governments and tribal societies have become embroiled in America's war. Beginning with Waziristan and expanding to societies in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, Ahmed offers a fresh approach to the conflicts studied and presents an unprecedented paradigm for understanding and winning the war on terror. The Thistle and the Drone was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Gold winner for Political Science.
Categories: Political Science

Wars Proxy wars and Terrorism

Wars  Proxy wars and Terrorism

All these days , when India and such other countries were engaged in the fight
against terrorism , United States and some western countries charged India of
violating the human rights particularly in Jammu & Kashmir . But now , America ...

Author: Peter Wilson Prabhakar

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 8170998905

Category: India

Page: 228

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The Objective Of This Volume Is To Highlight India`S Relations With Her Neighbouring Countries Such As Pakistan, China And Bangladesh And To Show How Through Different Wars India Survives As A Strong Nation And To Demonstrate How Competently The Country`S Leadership Had Been Handling The Various Challenges In The Last Quarter Of The Twentieth Century.
Categories: India

Democracy and Terrorism

Democracy and Terrorism

Cantrell, C. (1977), 'The Political Offense Exemption in International Extradition: A
comparison of the United States, Great Britain and ... Inside America's war on
terror (New York: Simon and Schuster). ... Council of Europe (2002), Guidelines
on Human Rights and the Fight Against Terrorism (Directorate General of Human

Author: Leonard Weinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135097738

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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This book examines the relationships between democratic government and political terrorism. Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States and many of its allies have declared a ‘war on terrorism’. This struggle has been inspired in part by the belief is that by promoting democracy they will also bring an end to terrorism. Where people enjoy the blessings of liberty, they will naturally find peaceful outlets for the expression of their political views, it has been widely held. Terrorism, on the other hand, is seen largely as a consequence of repression. Where citizens cannot choose rulers freely and where dissenting voices are silenced by the authorities, terrorism and other types of violence appear to follow. Democracy and Terrorism investigates the link between terrorism and the underlying principles of democracy, both from an historical perspective and against contemporary developments in the Middle East and elsewhere. Drawing upon a range of different case studies, and using quantitative data to investigate statistical links between the waves of democracy and manifestations of terrorist violence, the book reviews whether terrorism is in fact constrained by the rise of democratic government, and the role of the law in fighting terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism, political violence, democratisation, security studies and International Relations in general.
Categories: Political Science

Intelligence and Human Rights in the Era of Global Terrorism

Intelligence and Human Rights in the Era of Global Terrorism

There is a general recognition that the ''global war on terror'' that American
President George W. Bush declared in ... interval the United States and its allies
have twice employed war as an instrument to destroy modern global terrorism.

Author: Steve Yui-Sang Tsang

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275992519

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Examines how intelligence organizations must reform to meet the threat posed by global terrorism while upholding the democratic way of life.
Categories: Political Science