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Detainee Abuse During Op TELIC: ‘A Few Rotten Apples’?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Timothy Wood
    Pages 1-5
  3. Timothy Wood
    Pages 22-52
  4. Timothy Wood
    Pages 53-79
  5. Timothy Wood
    Pages 80-91
  6. Timothy Wood
    Pages 92-97
  7. Timothy Wood
    Pages 98-103
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 104-120

About this book


This book reviews the nature of the alleged abuse committed by the UK military forces, exploring the legal paradigm in which the abuse allegedly occurred; the morality of those accused; and the robustness of the accusation of a 'policy of abuse'.


Al Sweady Baha Mousa British personnel Detainee abuse Five techniques Iraq JFIT UNCAT coercive techniques detainees ethics harshing hooding interrogation morality policy of abuse situational behaviour systematic abuse systemic abuse wetting Policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Defence and Security StudiesMassey UniversityNew Zealand

About the authors

Group Captain Tim Wood LLM MA RAF (retired) is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University, New Zealand. While in the RAF, he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as the legal adviser to the Commander. His final RAF post was with the Iraq Historic Allegations Prosecution Team.

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