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Torture team

Rumsfeld"s memo and the betrayal of American values

by Philippe Sands

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

  • Prisoners of war,
  • Prisoners and prisons,
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009,
  • Detention of persons,
  • Torture,
  • Guanta namo Bay Detention Camp,
  • Iraq War (2003-2011) fast (OCoLC)fst01802311,
  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009) fast (OCoLC)fst01754980,
  • Abu Ghraib Prison,
  • Human rights,
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-,
  • Torture (International law),
  • Abuse of,
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011,
  • Iraq War, 2003-,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Offers a study of a document, signed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in December 2002, that authorized the use of eighteen controversial interrogation techniques that were used at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib and set the stage for a betrayal of the Geneva Convention.

    Edition Notes

    StatementPhilippe Sands
    LC ClassificationsK5304 .S26 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 270 pages :
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26287797M
    ISBN 100230614434
    ISBN 109780230614437

    Next month, Palgrave Macmillan will bring out Philippe Sands’s new book, The Torture Team, which will connect the dots and show how this group engaged in a joint enterprise for the purpose of introducing a regime of torture in American detention facilities. Your book is Torture Team, though, about the United States and international law. The people involved that you’re talking about go across the gamut, now a number out of office.

    Torture Team: Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values By Philippe Sands Product Description On December 2, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, signed his name at the bottom of a document that listed eighteen techniques of interrogation--techniques that defied international definitions of torture. Get this from a library! Torture team: deception, cruelty and the compromise of law. [Philippe Sands] -- "Few pieces of paper have the power to change the course of history. On Tuesday 2 December Donald Rumsfeld signed one that did. With a signature and a .

    Torture Team can be read as a fiercely accusatory extension of Jane Mayer’s argument in The New Yorker and her book, The Dark Side, that “but for the lawyers this would not have happened.” Philippe Sands brings to bear an English barrister’s perspective and a generous investment of shoe leather in the US. ‘Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty and the Compromise of Law’ was launched officially at UCL on 2 June with a public lecture and book signing by Professor Sands organised with the UCL Student Human Rights programme.

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“Torture Team, Sands's book may well be the best bit of contemporary investigative journalism you will read: it is right up there with Woodward and Bernstein, a tour de force of relentlessly dogged pursuit, of interviews with guilty men acquired against all the odds, a beautifully told and humane narrative that follows a paper trail and nails the truth.”Cited by: In Torture Team, Sands explores "the role of lawyers who are required to give legal opinions on sensitive political matters, and asks what responsibility they bear".

He does this by focusing on the 'enhanced interrogative techniques' approved and used on Guantanamo detainee Mohammed al-Qahtani. I did not think I would review this book.4/5. Therefore a book that charts the origins of the adoption of torture as US policy would be useful and still timely.

Unfortunately, "Torture Team" is not that book. It's less a work of history or journalism than it is that most fraught and self-serving of legal procedures, a private prosecution.5/5(2). “A remorseless, shocking, forensic narrative, Torture Team leads us from Rumsfeld's office in the Pentagon, via a score of eager-to-please lawyers and bureaucrats, and shows us the brutal consequences for one detainee.

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But Sands went ahead and interviewed the authors of those memos and tried to get to the bottom of their motivation. Professor Sands emphasized to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a few weeks after publication of Torture Team, that the book offers only a ‘snapshot’ of the bigger picture.

It is a compelling snapshot nonetheless, one that weaves strands of information already in the public domain with snippets of Sands' interviews with some of the lawyers Author: Rob Freer. Torture Team by Professor Philippe Sands,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5().

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The author, an international lawyer with extensive experience in torture cases in other parts of the world, wonders how highly trained lawyers from the finest universities in the United States could have. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.

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Philippe Sands investigates in his new book Torture Team – how the Rumsfeld Memo – a Memo signed by Donald Rumsfeld in that listed eighteen techniques of.

Article: Torture Team - Book Review - A clearly written focus on the chain of command and its abuses of international law in relation to Guantanamo. In his new book, Torture Team, Philippe Sands argues that former Bush administration lawyers face prosecution abroad for endorsing interrogation techniques that constitute torture.

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