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Author Wagstaff, Robert H. (Robert Hall), 1941-, author

Title Terror detentions and the rule of law [electronic resource] : US and UK perspectives / Robert H. Wagstaff

Publisher New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 368 pages) : illustrations
Series Terrorism and global justice series
Terrorism and global justice series
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Wagstaff describes how 9/11 terrorist attacks provoked panicked responses from the United States and the United Kingdom resulting in detentions of suspected terrorists in a manner incompatible with the due process, fair trial, and equality requirements of the Rule of Law. The legality of the detentions was challenged and found wanting by the highest courts in both the US and UK. The US courts approached these questions as matters within the law of war, whereas the UK courts examined these questions within a human rights criminal law context
Notes Description based on print version record
Access May be restricted to current New England Law
Subject Detention of persons -- United States
Detention of persons -- Great Britain
Terrorism -- United States
Terrorism -- Great Britain
Rule of law -- United States
Rule of law -- Great Britain
ISBN 9780199344895 (ebook) :
Link Print version 9780199301553


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