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The torture of citizens after 9/11: liberal democracies, civil society and the domestic context

Banham, Cynthia


Liberal democracies, despite sharing common political and legal systems and values, responded differently when their citizens alleged they were tortured after 9/11. This article argues that understanding these state’s different responses is a highly complex matter and cannot be explained away by one factor or theory. However, a more nuanced understanding can be gleaned by examining the domestic legal and political context in terms of how it influenced civil society activism on the issue of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06-24
Type: Journal article
Source: The International Journal of Human Rights
DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2016.1192539
Access Rights: Open Access


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