Guiora's New Book to Be Published in Mid-April

On April 18, Oxford University Press will publish Quinney College Professor Amos Guiora’s new book, Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation.

In an advance review, Sean Murphy of the George Washington University School of Law, wrote: One of the defining features of the post-9/11 environment in the United States is the extraordinary clash between our need to interrogate alleged terrorists about future threats and our need to maintain traditional U.S. values respecting the rule of law and the dignity of persons. In Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation, Professor Guiora provides a lively, succinct, and penetrating discussion of how U.S. constitutional law should accommodate these needs, at both the theoretical and practical levels. His arguments for treating such detainees under a “hybrid paradigm,” in which they are neither like traditional criminals nor like prisoners of war, will likely spark considerable debate in the halls of government and academia, and may point the way forward in a crucial area of the law.”

Added Tom Zwart, of the Utrecht University School of Law: “By combining his impressive professional experience in this area with his considerable academic expertise, Guiora has written a timely and thought-provoking book. His use of the lessons learned from the interrogations of African Americans in the Deep South is highly original and very illuminating. The result is a very attractive and helpful expert guide on how to handle the explosive mix of coercive methods and human rights. This is a must-read for policymakers, human rights proponents and all those interested in one of the most difficult dilemmas facing liberal democracies today.”

The forthcoming publication of the book was also noted on April 2 in the legal blog titled the Volokh Conspiracy: