The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib

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Karen J. Greenberg, Joshua L. Dratel
Cambridge University Press, 3. jan. 2005 - 1249 strani
The Torture Papers document the so-called 'torture memos' and reports which US government officials wrote to prepare the way for, and to document, coercive interrogation and torture in Afghanistan, Guantanamo, and Abu Ghraib. These documents present for the first time a compilation of materials that prior to publication have existed only piecemeal in the public domain. The Bush Administration, concerned about the legality of harsh interrogation techniques, understood the need to establish a legally viable argument to justify such procedures. The memos and reports document the systematic attempt of the US Government to prepare the way for torture techniques and coercive interrogation practices, forbidden under international law, with the express intent of evading legal punishment in the aftermath of any discovery of these practices and policies.
 

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The torture papers: the road to Abu Ghraib

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With its extraordinary detail and the variety of its documents, this work lives up to its heralded promise. Most of the material concerns U.S. treaty obligations and the treatment of alleged al Qaeda ... Celotno mnenje

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November 13 2001
21
January 9 2002
38
January 22 2002
39
August 1 2002
40
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
80
Jay S Bybee Assistant Attorney General U S Department of Justice
81
Decision Re Application of the Geneva Convention on Prisoners
118
February 1 2002
126
January 15 2003
243
April 4 2003
286
James T Hill Commander U S Southern Command
360
The ICRC Report
383
The Taguba Report
405
Thomas M Pappas Col MI Commanding
467
April 2004
557
The Mikolashek Report
630

January 17 2003
131
The Vice President The Secretary of State The Secretary of Defense
134
William J Haynes II General Counsel Department of Defense
144
August 1 2002
172
Letter regarding the views of our Office concerning the legality
218
October 11 2002
224
November 27 2002 approved by Rumsfeld December 2 2002
237
Working Group to Assess Interrogation issues
240
The Schlesinger Report
908
May 12 2004 Vice Admiral Churchs Brief
976
Department of Defense Response to the Associated Press
985
August 9 2004
1132
Afterword
1165
Recommended readings on torture 1240
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Karen J. Greenberg is the executive director of the Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law.

Joshua L. Dratel serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is currently assisting in the defense of Guantanamo detainees.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Lewis is the author of Make No Law and the bestseller Gideon's Trumpet. In his nearly five decades of writing and reporting for The New York Times, he served as the Time's London bureau chief for eight years; he now contributes the twice-weekly "Abroad at Home" column to the paper's op-ed page.

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