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August 19, 2013
Lawyers for defendants in the 9/11 case claim they cannot accept a military judge's order preventing their clients from speaking about their treatment in U.S. custody because it would violate their...
August 15, 2013
This week, the United States published its periodic report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, which monitors compliance with the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT). The...
July 23, 2013
By Joseph Zabel Law and Security Program At a rule of law panel at last week’s Aspen Security Forum, Former Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson said the Senate Intelligence...
July 18, 2013
It's been two years since the King of Bahrain commissioned human rights lawyer Cherif Bassiouni to investigate the  events of February and March 2011. The Bahrain Independent Commission of...
July 17, 2013
Photo: President Barack Obama talks with CIA Director John Brennan, center, and Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in a West Wing hallway of the White House, May 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by...
July 11, 2013
Yesterday Senators Feinstein and Durbin sent a letter to President Obama, calling on him to exercise his authority as Commander in Chief to bring the force-feeding of prisoners at Gitmo into line...
July 11, 2013
On Tuesday, James Comey faced a Senate confirmation hearing for his nomination to become the next FBI Director. Much of the hearing was spent questioning Mr. Comey about the torture policies of the...

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Factsheet | May 06, 2014
MYTH:  A widely dispersed and decentralized al Qaeda is more threatening to the United States now than it was after 9/11. FACT:   The nature of the threat presented by al Qaeda and...
Factsheet | May 06, 2014
What is an Authorization for the Use of Military Force? An Authorization for the Use of Military Force (“AUMF”) is the primary vehicle by which Congress has, in recent history, authorized the...
Letter | May 01, 2014
May 1, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Obama: We appreciate your commitment to declassify the Senate...
Opinions | April 03, 2014
By Raha Wala The Senate intelligence committee will finally take a vote today that promises to end the debate on torture once and for all. For years now, pundits and torture proponents have been...