By Shadi Mokhtari

ISBN-10: 0521767539

ISBN-13: 9780521767538

Mokhtari's publication examines the alterations within the human rights discourse within the usa and the center East after the maltreatment and torture of the U.S. captives within the Abu Ghraib and different prisons grew to become public. in the course of the textual content research of speeches and information reviews, in addition to in-depth interviews with human rights NGO officers, she makes an intensive review that either credit and criticizes the NGOs. Mokhtari indicates that human rights advocacy has been profitable in pushing the U.S. courts and Congress to acknowledge the relevance of foreign human rights legislation.

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S. Custody in Iraq and Afghanistan, Feb. org/command. 34 AFTER ABU GHRAIB ill equipped. In an interview with journalist Tim Russert a few days after September 11th, the American vice president first signaled the need to transcend previously held human rights constraints and commitments stating, “We also have to work, through, sort of the dark side, if you will. . That’s the world these folks operate in. . ” He went on to more explicitly paint his vision of the place of human rights within the dangerous new post– September 11th world: MR.

At 174. 46 Part of the legal rationale for this conclusion was that the original intent behind the Geneva provision was to counter mass deportations and transfers akin to those undertaken by the Nazis and Japanese in World War II. The limited construal of the provision in effect provides legal cover for subjecting individuals detained in the Iraqi conflict (a conflict to which the United States has agreed the Geneva Conventions do apply) to the “extraordinary rendition” policy adopted by the administration in the immediate aftermath of September 11th.

Hoffman, The Application of International Human Rights Law in State Courts: A View from California, 18 Int’l. L. 16 at 77 (1984). 7 Nico Krisch, International Law in Times of Hegemony, 16:3 Eur. J. Int’l. L 369, 392 (2005). 8 David P. S. Foreign Policy, 91 (Thomas G. Weiss et al. , 2004). -based human rights mechanisms encompassing litigation, evaluation, and sanction that are applied almost exclusively to the rest of the world. The State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices assess human rights conditions throughout the world.

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