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Terror Detentions and the Rule of Law: US and UK Perspectives

Robert H. Wagstaff


This book describes how 9/11 terrorist attacks provoked panicked responses from the United States and the United Kingdom resulting in detentions of suspected terrorists in a manner incompatible with the due process, fair trial, and equality requirements of the Rule of Law. The legality of the detentions was challenged and found wanting by the highest courts in both the US and UK. The US courts approached these questions as matters within the law of war, whereas the UK courts examined these questions within a human rights criminal law context. The book documents the climate of fear and abuse cu ... More

Keywords: terrorism, indefinite detention, due process, fair trial, rule of law, torture, judicial review, fundamental human rights, Guantanamo, Belmarsh Prison

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199301553
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301553.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert H. Wagstaff, author
Law Office of Robert H. Wagstaff