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Torture team : deception, cruelty and the compromise of law

Author: Philippe Sands
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few pieces of paper have the power to change the course of history. On Tuesday 2 December 2002 Donald Rumsfeld signed one that did. With a signature and a few scrawled words he wantonly discarded principles dating back to President Lincoln's famous edict of 1863 that 'military necessity does not admit of cruelty'. Drafted a few days earlier by the Defense Department's lawyer, William J. Haynes, the aptly named  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Sands
ISBN: 9781846140082 1846140080
OCLC Number: 191891169
Notes: Published in the U.S. as Torture Team : Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
Description: xx, 315 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Torture Team : Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values.
Responsibility: Philippe Sands.
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A biography of a one page memorandum signed by Donald Rumsfeld on 2nd December, 2002 authorising 18 techniques of interrogation not previously allowed by the United States. It traces the life of the  Read more...

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