‘Enemy Combatants’ and A Victimology of State Crime: An Article to Nuance the Experience of Moazzam Begg’s Victimisation at the Hands of the State

The testimony of Moazzam Begg offers a unique insight into the profound experience of being detained inside the Guantanamo Bay detention centre located in Cuba (Begg, 2007). During Begg’s detention, he experienced a numerous amount of human rights violations whilst in US custody which under the lens of radical victimology can be understood as being…

Victim Status: The Ghosts of State Torture

Since 9/11 and the launch of the “War on Terror”, it comes as little surprise that there has been a profound deterioration of international human rights across a range of geopolitical domains. Institutions such as Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, along with other U.S. interrogation black sites employ a number of atrocious, inhumane treatments which…