Article Three Prosecutions:
“Statistics on Unsealed International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Convictions”
This chart, compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division, lists the more than 400 international terrorism and terrorism-related prosecutions through Article Three courts in the United States since September 11, 2001.
Arbitrary Detention: U.S. State Department Human Rights Reports 1998-2008
A compilation of findings on detention policy, and specifically cases of arbitrary detention, drawn from the State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
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Presidential Executive Orders
President Obama signed the following executive orders on January 22, 2009.
- Executive Order – Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities
- Executive Order – Review of Detention Policy Options
- Executive Order – Ensuring Lawful Interrogations
Understanding the Executive Orders
Sarah Mendelson of CSIS, Ken Gude of the Center for American Progress, and Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch discuss President Obama’s executive orders on the day of their signing with the National Security Network. January 22, 2009.
Listen to their conversation here (mp3)
“Try a Little Tenderness"
In this New York Times op-ed, military interrogators Steven Kleinman and Matthew Alexander call for “an elite unit of highly trained interrogators to call upon when high-level people in terrorist organizations are captured,” echoing the interrogation policy proposal put forth in the CSIS report Closing Guantánamo, From Bumper Sticker to Blueprint. March 10, 2009.
Statement of Alberto J. Mora, retired General Counsel of the U.S. Navy
Mora argues that Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib are “identifiable causes of U.S. combat deaths in Iraq – as judged by their effectiveness in recruiting insurgent fighters into combat” in his testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, hearing on the Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody. June 17, 2008.
Counterterrorism Research Bibliography: A listing of related resources as prepared by the staff of CSIS’s Human Rights and Security Initiative.