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Rendition to torture, Alan W. Clarke

Label
Rendition to torture
Title
Rendition to torture
Statement of responsibility
Alan W. Clarke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Universally condemned and everywhere illegal, torture goes on in democracies as well as in dictatorships. Nonetheless, many Americans were surprised following the attacks of 9/11 at how easily the United States embraced torture as well as the supposedly lesser evil of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. Nothing seemed extreme when it came to questioning real and imagined terrorists. Extraordinary rendition - sending people captured in the "war on terror" to nations long counted among the world's worst human rights violators - hid from the public eye cruel and bloody interrogations. "Torture lite" or "torture without marks" became the norm for those in American custody. -- Publisher's website
  • In Rendition to Torture, Alan W. Clarke explains how the United States adopted torture as a matter of official policy; how and why it turned to extraordinary rendition as a way to outsource more extreme, mutilating forms of torture; and outlines the steps the United States took to hide its abuses. Many adverse consequences attended American use of torture. False information gleaned from torture was used to justify the Iraq war, adding potency to the charge that the war was illegal under international law. Moreover, European nations and Canada aided, abetted, and became thoroughly enmeshed in U.S.-led torture and renditions, thereby spreading both the problem and the blame for this practice. Clarke offers an extended critique of these activities, placing them in historical and legal context as well as in transnational and comparative perspective. -- Publisher's website
  • "Clarke provides a comprehensive account of US engagement with torture and rendition during the War on Terror. Clarke delivers a multifaceted perspective on these practices, incorporating legal analysis, sociocultural discussion, and policy debate. By outlining the historical nature and international treatment of torture and rendition, the author provides context for the current use of these means and the rationales asserted by governments as to the necessity of their use to ensure national and international security. In response to these governmental claims, the book explores the potential costs - false information, monetary losses, wasted time, and moral stakes. Clarke specifically frames this debate by focusing his assessment on the war in Iraq. The book concludes with an examination of the complicity of other countries in rendition and torture, as well as the resulting backlash for these actions, which is significant because it illustrates that the US has not been alone in the employment of extraordinary means. Recommended." Choice
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarke, Alan W.
Dewey number
342.7308/2
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9635
LC item number
.C53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Genocide, political violence, human rights series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extraordinary rendition
  • Torture
  • Detention of persons
  • Deportation
  • False imprisonment
  • National security
  • Extraordinary rendition
  • Torture
  • Festnahme
  • Deportation
  • Folter
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • USA
  • TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL TREATMENT
  • COUNTER-TERRORISM
  • INVOLUNTARY TRANSFERS
  • DEPORTATION
  • PRISONER TREATMENT
  • NATIONAL SECURITY
  • UNITED STATES
  • Entrega extraordinaria
  • Tortura
  • Detención de personas
  • Deportación
  • Detención ilegal
  • Seguridad nacional
  • Entrega extraordinaria
  • Tortura
Label
Rendition to torture, Alan W. Clarke
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Cultivating a torture culture
  • From Eichmann and Carlos "the Jackal" to Reagan and Clinton
  • Significant U.S. renditions to torture
  • State secrets privilege trumps justice: Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan
  • The illegality of the Iraq War and how rendition sparked it
  • European and Canadian complicity in rendition and torture
Control code
ocn741103837
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780813553122
Lccn
2011028852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813552767
  • (OCoLC)741103837
Label
Rendition to torture, Alan W. Clarke
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Cultivating a torture culture
  • From Eichmann and Carlos "the Jackal" to Reagan and Clinton
  • Significant U.S. renditions to torture
  • State secrets privilege trumps justice: Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan
  • The illegality of the Iraq War and how rendition sparked it
  • European and Canadian complicity in rendition and torture
Control code
ocn741103837
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780813553122
Lccn
2011028852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813552767
  • (OCoLC)741103837

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