Following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Bush administration initiated new human intelligence collection programs. As part of these programs, the Bush administration redefined acts that had previously been recognized as illegal, to be "safe, legal and effective" "enhanced" interrogation techniques (EITs).
We urge President Obama to appoint a non-partisan commission of distinguished Americans to examine, and provide a comprehensive report on, policies and actions related to the detention, treatment, and transfer of detainees after 9/11 and the consequences of those actions, and to make recommendations for future policy in this area.
PHR sent a letter calling on the Obama administration to restore the integrity of military medical ethics.
Dr. Allen Keller and PHR President Leonard Rubenstein appeared before the U.S. Helsinki Commission to make statements on the medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel...
PHR's report details for the first time medical evidence confirming first-hand accounts of men who endured torture by US personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantánamo Bay. These men were never charged with any crime.