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Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation

Amos N. Guiora


On September 11, 2001, terrorism instantly became the defining issue of our time. The resulting debate surrounding the inherent tension between national security and individual civil rights has focused national and international attention on how post-9/11 detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and around the world have been interrogated. All concerned agree that, while interrogation practices represent a crucial meeting ground between human rights and counterterrorism measures, the limits placed on interrogators are perhaps the most difficult to define, for they determine how “far” a civil s ... More

Keywords: balancing rights, national security, detainee, counterterrorism, African Americans, torture, civil rights, hybrid paradigm

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195340310
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amos N. Guiora, author