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Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America's New Global Detention System

Jonathan Hafetz


The U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay has long been synonymous with torture, secrecy, and the abuse of executive power. It has come to epitomize lawlessness and has sparked protracted legal battles and political debate. For too long, however, Guantánamo has been viewed in isolation and has overshadowed a larger, interconnected global detention system that includes other military prisons such as Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, secret CIA jails, and the transfer of prisoners to other countries for torture. Guantánamo is simply—and alarmingly—the most visible example of a much larger prison ... More

Keywords: torture, secrecy, Guantánamo Bay, enemy combatants, executive power, Bagram Air Base, detention, habeas corpus, unlawful imprisonment, global detention system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814737033
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814737033.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Hafetz, author