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U.S. Treaties and Conventions

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No More Guantánamos thanks Jeanne Herrick-Stare, creator of TorturesNotUs and now Policy Counsel for the Center for Victims of Torture, for her compilation and analysis of these materials. Reproduced with permission.

 
 
 
Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) (Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva)
Signed by U.S. 18 April 1988; ratified by U.S. Senate 21 Oct 1994.
 
Text of U.S. ratification reservation.
 
CRS Report for Congress:  "U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT):  Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques," updated 26 Jan 2009 (order code RL 32438).
 
CRS Report for Congress; "U.N. Convention Against Torture:  Overview of U.S. Implementation Policy Concerning Removal of Aliens," updated 21 Jan 2009 (order code RL 32276).