"Rigorous, honest, devastating; I couldn't put it down." -- Vanessa Redgrave
"Gripping, furious and very serious indeed". -- John le Carré
“Philippe Sands uses extensive interviews and documents to portray with painstaking accuracy what occurred in the White House – and that it did so because lawyers at the highest levels of government enabled it to happen…Torture Team’s purpose is not solely to ascribe blame, however, though it does so with clarity and precision. Sands’ other goal is to consider redress for these crimes.” – The Financial Times
Philippe Sands is an international lawyer and a professor of law at University College London. He is the author of Lawless World and is frequently a commentator on news and current affairs programs including CNN, MSNBC, and BBC World Service. He has been involved in many leading international cases, including those involving the treatment of British detainees at Guantanamo Bay. He lives in London, England.
Philippe Sands is very thorough in his analysis of detainee 063's case.
One senses that this book will become required reading for those lawyers who will specialize in human rights whether in the United States of America or in the Europe.
The book is carefully researched, meticulously documented, and always respectful.
Torture Team by Philippe Sands 598 words
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, hardcover, 254 pp, $26.95
Reviewed by John Stickler
If there were a literary casting agency... Read more
Compeling read and case against the man who really needs to b in jail.
Our values were betrayed and it is hard to believe so many
stilol do not see the betrayal.
I got this to read the epilogue. I read the original text in 2011. I have always been appalled that no one in the Bush WH has ever been taken to task for their criminal behavior... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Laura E. O'Shea
gruesome account of the atrocities at Gitmo. Collected great evidence to make a solid argument. I highly suggest his interviews on NPR. Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by Michael Courtney
This seems to me, as to most of the foregoing reviewers, an admirable work of persevering, responsible research (and a really gripping story) well worth reading. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by gw
In December 2002, Donald Rumsfeld approved a memo outlining new "Counter-Resistance Techniques" or "aggressive interrogation techniques" for use with selected detainees at... Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by R. M. Peterson
"Military necessity does not admit of cruelty, nor of torture to extort confessions." Abraham Lincoln, 1863. Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by Edwin C. Pauzer
liberal pratter.....by this author we should miranda a terrorist prior to capture,provide health care to his dependents and refund the 9/11 hijackers their unused frequent flyer... Read morePublished on September 28, 2009 by William C. Mcdaniel
Sands interviewed many senior personnel in the US government. Military, Judges, Senior Lawers and the middle men and women involved in the manipulation to subvert Article 3 of the... Read morePublished on August 1, 2009 by Eternal Howl