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.
- Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions (relating to the treatment of prisoners of war) , called "common" because each of the Geneva Conventions contains this provision. For extensive background report from the Center for Defense Information, see "Terrorism Detainees: Geneva Convention Common Article 3," by Steven. C. Welsh.
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).