USA: Former President’s defence of torture highlights need for criminal investigations

USA: Former President’s defence of torture highlights need for criminal investigations

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Index Number: AMR 51/103/2010
Date Published: 9 November 2010
Categories: USA

Former President George W. Bush’s confirmation that he authorized the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” against detainees held in secret US custody serves to highlight once again the absence of accountability for the crimes under international law of torture and enforced disappearance committed by the USA during what the previous administration called the “war on terror”.


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