U.S. Detention and Interrogation Policies Must Be ‘Rooted in the Rule of Law – Not in Loophole Lawyering’

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today Human Rights First
Executive Director Elisa Massimino outlined concrete steps that the United States must take in two key areas:

  • enforcing legal prohibitions on torture and other cruel and inhuman treatment ofprisoners; and


  • abandoning the failed experiment at Guantanamo in favor of the proven
    effectiveness of our federal criminal courts.

These actions also are laid out in her testimony, as well as in How to Close Guantanamo: A Blueprint for the Next Administration,issued last month by Human Rights First.


Published on September 16, 2008


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