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Punishment Before Justice: Indefinite Detention in the US

06/17/2011

The United States government’s reliance on indefinite detention in both national security and immigration contexts reflects an abdication of its legal and moral responsibility to treat those in its custody humanely, as well as an abdication of its responsibility to protect its military and civilians from retaliation on account of its continued refusal to honor the rule of law.

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Experiments in Torture

Experiments in Torture

06/01/2010

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).

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Statement on Commission Relating to Detention, Treatment, and Transfer of Detainees

02/20/2009

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.

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PHR Urges President-Elect Obama to Restore the Integrity of Military Medical Ethics

12/16/2008

PHR sent a letter calling on the Obama administration to restore the integrity of military medical ethics.

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Rubenstein, Allen, and Keller Statements to Helsinki Commission on Medical Evidence of Torture

07/25/2008

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...

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