Constitution Battered by War on Terror, Says Lawyers Group
WASHINGTON -- Due process and privacy guaranteed under the U.S. constitution, open government, and respect for human rights around the world are taking a battering from the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush in prosecuting its "war on terrorism," according to a new report released today by a leading international human rights group.
"The U.S. government can no longer promise that individuals under its authority will be subject to a system bound by the rule of law," according to the report by the New York-based Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (LCHR). "In a growing number of cases, legal safeguards are now observed only so far as they are consistent with the chosen ends of power."
Monday, February 16, 2009
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