USA: Still failing human rights in the name of global

January 20, 2010

USA: Still failing human rights in the name of global

20 Presidential Memorandum – Closure of detention facilities at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, 15 December 2009,

21 Press background briefing by senior administration officials on decision to acquire Thompson Correctional Center. White House, 15 December 2009, available at

22 Ibid.

23 Plan to move Guantánamo detainees faces a new delay. New York Times, 23 December 2009.

24 Interview on Fox News, 12 January 2010, transcript available at,2933,582976,00.html.

25 For example, according to a Memorandum for the Record written by CIA General Counsel Scott Muller after a meeting on 29 July 2003, Attorney General Ashcroft confirmed that the Department of Justice approved of the expanded use of the techniques, including multiple applications of “waterboarding”, simulated drowning. Special Review. Counterterrorism detention and interrogation activities (September 2001 – October 2003), CIA Office of Inspector General, 7 May 2004, para. 48. The Memorandum for the Record is dated 5 August 2003.

26 What does the Detroit bomber know? By Michael B. Mukasey, Wall Street Journal, 7 January 2010.