A nonpartisan, independent review of interrogation and detention programs in the years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks concludes that the United States used interrogation techniques on detainees that constituted torture. The study, by an 11-member panel convened by the Constitution Project, a legal research and advocacy group, also finds that American personnel conducted an even larger number of interrogations that involved “cruel, inhuman, or degrading” treatment. Both categories of actions violate U.S. laws and international treaties.

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Human Rights & International Justice, Human Rights, United States