Human Rights Violations by Intelligence Agencies: A Detailed Case Study On Human Rights Violations Post 9/11 Attacks

  • Charvi Kohli
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  • Charvi Kohli

    Student at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, India

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This research paper delves into the significant and contentious issue of human rights violations by intelligence agencies, with a particular focus on the post-9/11 era. The study conducts a comprehensive examination of specific cases, honing in on the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Enhanced Interrogation Program as a detailed case study. The paper meticulously analyzes the legal and ethical implications of the program, shedding light on the infringement of individual rights through practices such as torture, arbitrary detention, and the erosion of privacy. It explores the tension between national security imperatives and the protection of fundamental human rights, questioning the efficacy of such intelligence practices in safeguarding societies while emphasizing the necessity for accountability, transparency, and adherence to international legal standards. Through this detailed case study, the research aims to contribute to a nuanced understanding of the challenges posed by intelligence activities in the context of post-9/11 counterterrorism efforts.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 46 - 54


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