Fact Sheet

Torture is Counterproductive

December 31, 2011

Science shows torture is counterproductive.  Although pain is commonly assumed to facilitate cooperation, scientific research suggests abusive questioning – including sleep deprivation and stress positions…

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What Companies Should Know and Do about Enablers

December 31, 2011

A company risks enabling mass atrocities when it provides resources, goods, services, or other forms of practical support that help sustain crimes against humanity or…

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Guantanamo Transfer Restrictions Undermine National Security, Rule of Law

December 31, 2011

Obstructing the transfer of detainees out of Guantánamo impedes the President’s ability to close the prison, which serves as a recruiting tool for al Qaeda. 

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Sectarian Violence in Egypt

June 13, 2011

What you need to know about sectarian violence in Egypt.

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Torture Did Not Reveal Bin Laden’s Whereabouts

April 30, 2011

National security experts agree: torture did not lead to bin Laden.

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Backgrounder: States’ Obligations to Protect Refugees Fleeing Libya

February 28, 2011

According to news reports, more than 140,000 refugees have fled Libya in the wake of ongoing turmoil, a number that is expected to grow in…

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Examples of Violent Crimes and Abuses by U.S. Contractors

December 31, 2010

The vast majority of U.S. private contractors do their jobs conscientiously and courageously – often putting their lives at risk in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.…

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The Case for the Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (CEJA)

December 31, 2010

Why the United States needs to clarify U.S. criminal jurisdiction over U.S. Contractors fielded abroad.

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