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About Lisa Hajjar

Lisa Hajjar is a professor of sociology at the University of California—Santa Barbara. Her publications include Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza and Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled The War in Court: The Legal Campaign against US Torture in the “War on Terror.”

Articles by Lisa Hajjar

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

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Bringing back waterboarding? Torture policy in Trump’s America

As the US prepares for president Trump, anyone who cares about human rights should be alarmed that he has pledged to restore torture as one of his top five priorities

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