Monday, November 16, 2009

The United States, International Law and the Struggle Against Terrorism

McDonnell, Thomas McDonnell Book Pace Law School Professor of Law, Thomas McDonnell, has just published a timely new book entitled, "The United States, International Law, and the Struggle Against Terrorism."  The book discusses a variety of critical legal issues that arise out of the United States' response to international terrorism.  It analyzes actions taken by the Bush Administration during the "war on terror" for compliance with international law.  Different chapters highlight specific topics of interest such as torture, indefinite detention, habeas corpus, the right to a fair trial, racial profiling, and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Professor McDonnell addresses the tension that all modern democracies face in trying to balance national security with respect for individual rights and demonstrates why the United States' responses to terrorism thus far must be rejected and new approaches adopted that are consistent with international law. 

The book is published by Routledge.  For more information or to order the book, click here.


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