America's War on Terror and on Human Rights

By Saiful Saleem

On 11 September  2001, a great crime against humanity was committed, with the loss of thousands of innocent lives in a series of devastating attacks in the US. However in response, in the days, weeks, months and years that followed, great crimes against human rights were committed, and are still being committed to this very day. With the aim of protecting their citizens from future attacks, the government of the US and its allies began to enact and adopt various counter-terrorism measures and legislation.