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Waterboarding Is Decidedly and Manifestly Torture
JURIST Guest Colomnist Jordan J. Paust, the Mike & Teresa Baker Professor at the Law Center at the University of Houston, discusses how waterboarding is a form of torture...Professor Jeffrey Addicott has made false statements about Bush/Cheney interr (More)
Federal judge rules lawsuit against creators of CIA interrogation program may proceed
A federal judge on Friday ruled that a lawsuit against two former military psychologists who developed the CIA's interrogation program under George W. Bush may proceed. US District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush of the US District Court of the Ea (More)
The Illegality of Waterboarding
JURIST Guest Columnist Cristián Correa of the International Center for Transitional Justice discusses how waterboarding, if not torturous treatment, is at the very least illegal... In a recent academic commentary, Professor Jeffrey F. Addicott claim (More)
Torture...and Waterboarding—Here We Go Again
JURIST Contributing Editor Jeffrey F. Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law discusses the assertion that waterboarding is torture...With the 2016 campaign for president heating up, many old issues are being revisited to include the false c (More)
Closing Guantanamo Isn't Enough
JURIST Guest Columnist Jared A. Goldstein of Roger Williams University School of Law discusses President Obama's proposal to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay...Last month President Obama announced his latest plan to close the prison in Guantanamo (More)
HRW urges prosecution of CIA officials for post-9/11 torture
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Monday for the criminal prosecution of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other US government officials for their participation in torture programs following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The repo (More)
Germany rights group files criminal complaint against high-ranking CIA official
The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) on Monday filed a criminal complaint against a high-ranking CIA official for mistreatment of Khaled El-Masri, a German citizen who was detained and allegedly tortured for four months (More)
ACLU sues psychologists over CIA torture program
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two psychologists who devised the torture techniques used on three former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prisoners. The CIA contracted psychologists James Mitchell and Jo (More)
Rights groups petition US to create special prosecutor for torture claims
Human rights groups Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday issued a joint letter to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) calling for the creation of a special prosecutor to investigate claims that (More)
Guantanamo detainee alleges wider use of torture by CIA
A Guantanamo detainee has alleged that the CIA's torture techniques went beyond those described in last year's Senate Intelligence Committee report, Reuters reported Tuesday. Majid Khan was detained in Pakistan in 2003 and confessed to delivering (More)