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The War in Court: Inside the Long Fight against Torture by [Lisa Hajjar]

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"If any words on a page can move the needle on torture in these squalid times, it is these. Read them. Heed them. Act."—Joseph Margulies, Counsel for Abu Zubaydah, "The Forever Prisoner"

"In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, an American president did the inconceivable: he ordered the torture of prisoners of war. It was an unprecedented government assault on human rights, and the only institutions to fight against it were the federal courts. It is a vital story and in
The War in Court Lisa Hajjar tells it with great authority and power. An essential book."—Mark Danner, author of Torture and Truth and Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War 

"A tour-de-force portrait of war on terror defendants and their legal champions, Lisa Hajjar's
The War in Court is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the consequences of torture after 9/11."—Karen J. Greenberg, author of Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump

The War in Court, Lisa Hajjar tells the heroic story of the lawyers who have tried to force America to live up to its principles and follow the rule of law. This book is an invaluable record of how the US government's embrace of a policy of torture can fundamentally corrupt a nation."—Alex Gibney, Director, The Forever Prisoner

The War in Court, Lisa Hajjar creates a richly detailed narrative and historical record focused on the role of lawyers in challenging US torture, which will serve as an important resource for future scholars, students, and practitioners."—Jonathan Hafetz, author of Punishing Atrocities through a Fair Trial: International Criminal Law from Nuremberg to the Age of Global Terrorism

The War in Court tells a gripping tale. Lisa Hajjar provides a front-row seat to the past twenty-one years of advocacy efforts to thwart the systematic use of torture by the US government. She shatters any liberal fantasies that uniquely evil partisans bear all the blame and demonstrates how the Global War on Terror was a continuation of US imperial tradition. There is no other book like this one."—Noura Erakat, author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Lisa Hajjar is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, whose work focuses on the relationship between law and conflict. She is the author of Courting Conflict and Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BB6T4KGB
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of California Press; 1st edition (October 18, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 18, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7630 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 521 pages
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Lisa Hajjar is professor of Sociology at the University of California – Santa Barbara. She has devoted her career to researching and writing about law and conflict, including issues relating to torture, military occupations, war, war crimes, and human rights. Her publications include Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza, Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights, and The War in Court: Inside the Long Fight against Torture.

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