Volume 15

The War on Terror and the Rule of Law

by A. Wallace Tashima

After the end of WWII, America has tried to advocate the advantages of the rule of law all over the world. They say that the rule of law holds no one about the law, including the president, and that the Constitution keeps the government in check. However, since the beginning of the “War on Terror,” the Bush Administration has pushed aside the rule of law, captured enemies, and denied these detainees proper due process in accordance with the Geneva Convention. In addition, some have been tortured during interrogation. Tashima writes about U.S. policies towards the treatment of detainees, how these policies have strayed from the rule of law, and changes that could bring about policies within the rule of law.

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June 2011

Volume 18

Volume 18 was produced during the 2010-2011 school year.


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