Wednesday, February 09, 2011

More on the American way of torture

Cherif Bassiouni, a law professor at DePaul University in Chicago, was one of the key authors of the Convention Against Torture and is one of the world’s preeminent experts in international criminal law, particularly from the prosecutor’s perspective. He has just published The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration: Is Anyone Responsible?, a scholarly work that documents the development of torture policy in the Bush Administration and presents a roadmap for the use of future prosecutors. I put six questions to Professor Bassiouni about his book.
-- Scott Horton, continuing to do yeoman's work to remind people about our government's unpunished crimes.


  1. ouch! That book is a $45 paperback!

  2. Yeah, I noticed that too. Supposedly $35 at Amazon. Not much demand, alas.

    The linked page accesses a PDF table of contents, which looks pretty good.