International Law and the Torture Memos
38 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2020
Date Written: 2009
This article explores the influence of international law in the evolution of the Bush Administration's policies toward detainees in the global war on terror. The detainee case study provides a modern lens for evaluating Jack Goldsmith and Eric Posner's hypothesis set forth in THE LIMITS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW that international law exerts no “compliance pull” on American policymakers in times of crisis.
Keywords: International Law, War Crimes, 'The Limits of International Law'
JEL Classification: K33
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