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Presidential Accountability in Wartime: President Bush, the Treatment of Detainees, and the Laws of War by Stuart Streichler

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (2023) 285 pp

Author: Steven D. Roper

Published in: Human Rights Review | Issue 2/2024

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This volume focuses on presidential authority, specifically in terms of the laws of war, and accountability mechanisms to hold presidents responsible for their actions. This is a very timely examination considering the on-going discussion regarding the absolute immunity defense made by former President Trump and the Supreme Court’s decision to hear his appeal. Can actions that violate the law be considered official acts? Does the inability of the Congress to impeach a sitting president for actions indemnify presidents from future criminal charges? This volume tackles these issues by examining the Bush administration policy on detainees and the use of the unitary executive doctrine and the “commander in chief override” principle. …

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Title
Presidential Accountability in Wartime: President Bush, the Treatment of Detainees, and the Laws of War by Stuart Streichler
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (2023) 285 pp
Author
Steven D. Roper
Publication date
10-06-2024
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Published in
Human Rights Review / Issue 2/2024
Print ISSN: 1524-8879
Electronic ISSN: 1874-6306
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12142-024-00723-w

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