Commissions of Inquiry and National Security: Comparative Approaches: Comparative Approaches
Stuart Farson, Mark Phythian
ABC-CLIO, Dec 16, 2010 - Political Science - 355 pages
In recent years, commissions of inquiry have been common to the politics of the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia. Recent years have seen a much wider range of states establish commissions of inquiry into intelligence and security issues, and they have also played important roles in transitions in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Commissions of inquiry are no longer even the exclusive preserve of states, as transnational institutions such as the United Nations and European Union have begun to convoke them.
This groundbreaking book comprehensively examines commissions of inquiry around the world, which have become important and increasingly invoked tools to discover truth, curb abuses, and reconcile national security imperatives with the constraints of law and human rights. It offers timely insights for national security analysts, government officials, diplomats, lawyers, scholars, human rights monitors, students, and citizens.
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Making Espionage Organizational Culture Wrongdoing and Mass Murder More Transparent
4 The Politics of Commissions of Inquiry into Security and Intelligence Controversies in Britain
A Huge Smokescreen of Humbug?
6 The Role of Judges
7 The Politics of US National Security Commissions
Promise and Performance
The Cases of Norway Sweden and Denmark
12 Commissions of Inquiry in South Africas Intelligence History 19602005
The Cases of Argentina and Chile
14 European Parliament and Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Inquiries into Intelligence and Security Issues
15 The United Nations Iraq OilforFood Inquiry
The AspinBrown Commission at Work
9 Commissions of Inquiry as Agents of Change in the Israeli Intelligence Community
10 Legislative Commissions of Inquiry in Spain
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