International Review of the Red Cross review of Jess Bravin’s “Terror Courts”

bravin3As I’ve indicated in prior posts, among the more significant recent writings on international humanitarian law is The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay. This account of the military commissions established in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, appeared in hardback in 2013 and in paperback earlier this year. The author is Jess Bravin, the Wall Street Journal‘s Supreme Court reporter, whom I met while observing commissions proceedings at Gitmo in December 2008 (prior post). I’m pleased to have just published a review of his book in the International Review of the Red Cross. Available here, my book review summarizes the content of Terror Courts and places it in its context, as a must-read on international humanitarian law in this post-9/11 world.

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