Publisher description for Beyond the law : the Bush Administration's unlawful responses in the "War" on Terror / Jordan J. Paust.

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This book provides a detailed exposition of violations of international law authorized and abetted by secret memos, authorizations, and orders of the Bush administration. In particular, it describes why several executive claims were in error, what illegal authorizations were given, what illegal interrogation tactics were approved, and what illegal transfers and secret detentions occurred. It provides the most thorough documentation of cases demonstrating that the president is bound by the laws of war; that decisions to detain persons, decide their status, and mistreat them are subject to judicial review during the war; and that the commander-in-chief power is subject to restraints by Congress.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Detention of persons -- United States.
Terrorists -- Legal status, laws, etc., -- United States
Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
War (International law)
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Executive power -- United States.
War and emergency powers -- United States.
Bush, George W. -- (George Walker), -- 1946-
Civil rights -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-