Over 20 million migrant workers from Southeast Asia work in the Middle East; in a few Arabian Gulf countries there are more visiting workers than nationals. Militant extremists may be more than willing to help this vulnerable, highly exploited population.
In April, 2003, the Defense Department approved "aggressive" detainee interrogation practices for use at Guantanamo Bay and potentially elsewhere, in a report called "Detainee Interrogation in the Global War on Terror Report."
In January 2002, the Justice Department issued a Memo--often called the Torture Memo--approving detainee torture, when those in detention are Al Qaeda or Taliban members captured in Afghanistan.
The Israel-Palestine conflict is widely understood as a key challenge to stability in the Middle East, as well a driver of transnational terrorism. However, the creation of a Palestinian state is only a first step, since Palestine's symbolic power now has a life of its own.
China takes advantage of the opportunity offered by the Global War on Terror to crack down on the the Turkic speaking, Chinese minority of Uyghur Muslims.
Russian forces systematically employ torture to extract confessions from fighters in the Chechnya war. The Russians consider their efforts part of a counter-terrorism program.
Egypt has been torturing terrorism suspects since its battle with domestic terrorists in the 1990s. Now it is torturing suspects from the US and UK on behalf of the war on terror.
Israel's terrorism and torture history began in 1987, when it legalized torture against political prisoners, many of which it called terrorists.
The war on terror torture debate usually begins with a ticking time bomb scenario. Law professor David Luban explains what's wrong with the scenario.
A hearing scheduled in Italy for January 9, 2007, may bring about the first indictment of CIA and Italian intelligence officials for "extraordinary rendition," transporting terrorism suspects for interrogation in third countries. This would be the first formal charge for extraordinary rendition.
Whether the use of torture to elicit information from would-be terrorists is justifiable became a lively topic after 9/11. Explore legal issues related to torture and extraterritorial detention, here.
Is there an effective way to protect civil liberties and counter terrorism? Criminal Justice expert Marvin Zalman contrasts two "models" of counterterrorism--a "war model" and a "criminal model," and argues that a criminal model better serves the need for both order and liberty.
This is a biography of Marvin Zalman, the author of Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society.
Human Rights and Terrorism are linked issues for both the victims and perpetrators of terrorist violence. The declaration of a "war on terror" and the expansion of anti-terror measures in many countries has intensified these issues.
In September, 2006, President Bush and several Senate members resolved conflict over the interrogation and trials of detainees held on terrorism grounds. The conflict is rooted in events that began in the fall of 2001. Here, find a concise history of the events behind the new legislation.