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  • Touching on the discussion of the illegality of torture above, IANAL but we are signatories to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Shahzad and Miranda Rights

  • If George W. Bush enters Canada we demand that he be arrested, as being inadmissible under the IRPA and as a person suspected of torture, and then either prosecuted in Canada for torture or extradited to another country that is willing and able to prosecute as required by the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Article 7 (CAT).

    OpEdNews - Diary: Ban Bush From Canada/Prosecute For Torture

  • Interestingly, Al Nashiri is not mentioned in the OLC torture memo of May 30, 2005 (authored by Steven Bradbury), which says that the question of whether these techniques violate the U. S.'s obligations under the Convention against Torture depends on whether they also violate the constitution's prohibitions on torture, which in turn depends on whether they "shock the conscience."

    Shayana Kadidal: The CIA Inspector General's Torture Report: First Reactions

  • 'Torture Memo' May Finally Go Public yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Torture Memo\' May Finally Go Public '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: In the first months of the Obama administration, release of the interrogation memos has been the subject of a fierce bureaucratic battle, with former CIA Director Michael Hayden reportedly incensed over their possible disclosure and Attorney General Eric Holder arguing for their declassification. '

    'Torture Memo' May Finally Go Public

  • In its short submission to the torture committee, the U.S. reiterated its position that the Convention against Torture is not fully applicable to its treatment of individuals held in the Bush administration's fight against terrorism.

    Bush Administration Defies the U.N. Committee on Torture

  • 'Torture Boy' Signals More Spying yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Torture Boy\' Signals More Spying '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Page 4 of Article: Article: Correcting misleading testimony to Congress, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has signaled that George W. Bush’s warrantless surveillance of Americans went beyond the known eavesdropping on communications to suspected terrorists overseas. '

    'Torture Boy' Signals More Spying

  • Among several others, he notably made recommendations to properly criminalize torture, to recognize the authority of the Committee against Torture and to reduce the period of custody.

    NZ On Screen

  • Manfred Nowak, the United Nations 'chief official on torture, told an Austrian newspaper that as a party to the international Convention against Torture, the United States was required to investigate credible accusations of torture.

    Free Internet Press

  • This convention bans torture under all circumstances and establishes the UN Committee against Torture.

    Big Brass Blog

  • Thus all U.S. government agencies should be directed to ensure strict compliance by their contractors with domestic laws and international treaty obligations prohibiting torture and other inhumane treatment, including the Anti-Torture Statute, the Detainee Treatment Act, the Convention against Torture, Common Article Three of the Geneva Conventions, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and other applicable laws.

    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense


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