Torture, Rendition, and Indefinite Detention

April 7, 2020

“Not in my backyard”: How Louisiana’s prison system is kicking the coronavirus can down the road

“Not in my backyard!”  That’s how those of us on the frontlines of prison reform advocacy here in Louisiana are interpreting a recent plan released by the state on how the Department of Corrections is confronting the crisis surrounding COVID-19
December 23, 2019

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January 24, 2019
Protest at Department of Justice

We Need to Close Guantánamo, Not Expand it

Defending Rights & Dissent strongly opposes any efforts to expand the military prison at Guantánamo. We reiterate our call for the military prison to be closed, for the AUMF to be repealed, and for the policy of indefinite detention to be rejected.
September 27, 2018
cover of the report shows an airplane used in the rendition/torture program

Report Exposes North Carolina’s Deep Involvement in the CIA’s Illegal Torture and Rendition Program

Today, the North Carolina Commission to Investigate Torture (NCCIT) published a report, Torture Flights, that investigates North Carolina’s role in the CIA's illegal Rendition and Torture program, and traces 49 cases of torture in which the state was directly involved.
June 15, 2018

Press release: 6000 days of Guantanamo

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April 23, 2018

War cabinet opposition letter to Senate Democratic Caucus

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April 19, 2018

Haspel Opposition Letter

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June 30, 2017

Talking points for the Local Civil Liberties Protection Act

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January 27, 2017

Letter opposing executive action to facilitate torture or abuse, 2017

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April 28, 2016

Letter to Archivist on Executive Branch Copies of SSCI Report (April 2016)

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January 9, 2016

Reject Senator Sessions nomination for Attorney General

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October 21, 2015

Restore Due Process Model Resolution

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on December 31, 2011. The NDAA contains provisions that could allow indefinite and arbitrary military detention, without a trial or day in court, of anyone accused of any “belligerent
October 21, 2015

Executive Accountability for Torture Model Resolution

Our model resolution aims to promote executive accountability for human rights abuses, such as torture. It offers local legislative bodies an opportunity to promote the rule of law by seeking executive accountability for torture, human experimentation, and other potential war crimes or human
June 30, 2014

Sample resolution: due process and right to trial

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June 30, 2006

Model Resolution for Local Governments re Torture and Other Abuses

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