Habeas corpus after 9/11 : confronting America's new global detention system
New York ; London : New York University Press, 2011
IX, 323 p. ; 23 cm
Habeas corpus after 9/11 examines the rise of the U.S.-run global detention system that emerged after 9/11 and the efforts to challenge it through habeas corpus. Habeas expert Jonathan Hafetz gives us an insider's view of the military detention of terrorism suspects and an accessible explanation of the complex forces that keep these systems running. In the age of terrorism, some argue that habeas corpus is impractical and unwise. Hafetz advocates that, despite its limitations, habeas corpus remains the single most important check against arbitrary and unlawful detention, torture, and the abuse of executive power.