Covert Practices in the U.S. War on Terror
World Tribunal of Iraq Istanbul, Turkey 25 June 2005
Fourth Session / / Cont. ... The Invasion and Occupation of Iraq (Moderator: Joel Kovel)
Covert Practices in the U.S. War on Terror and the Implications for International Law: The Guantanamo Example
by Barbara Olshansky
This presentation will cover the range of legal and political measures employed by the U.S. government in the "global war on terror" both within the United States and outside. The presentation will include a discussion of anti-immigrant measures, enemy combatant status, detentions around the world, and the treatment of detainees, with a special focus on the Guantanamo Example.
About the author:
BARBARA OLSHANSKY (USA)
Barbara Olshansky is the Assistant Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights since 1995. She is one of the lawyers who prepared the case concerning the illegality of the US detention activities in Guantanamo. She is the author of Secret Trials and Executions: Military Tribunals and the Threat to Democracy (2002), co-author of Against War in Iraq: An anti-War Primer (2003), and also co-author of America?s Disappeared: Secret Imprisonment Detainess and the ?War on Terror? (2004).