The torture archive [electronic resource]
- The National Security Archive, George Washington University.
- [Washington, D.C. : National Security Archive, George Washington University, 2009-]
Includes access to: Torturing democracy.
- ...more than 83,000 pages of primary source documents (and thousands more to come) related to the detention and interrogation of individuals by the United States, in connection with the conduct of hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in the broader context of the "global war on terror." The goal of the Torture Archive is to become the online institutional memory for essential evidence on torture in U.S. policy. Many of these documents are available in multiple locations on the Internet and in numerous private collections, thanks to landmark Freedom of Information Act and habeas litigation, leaks from whistleblowers, public relations releases from government, investigative reporting by journalists including the Torturing Democracy team, and Congressional investigations. But the disparate locations, enormous volume of documents, and lack of indexing or standard cataloging have presented real difficulties for users. With support from the Open Society Institute and the JEHT Foundation since 2006, the National Security Archive has undertaken to bring together all these materials in digital formats, organize and catalog them for maximum utility and access, and publish them online in multiple packages including a comprehensive searchable database. By combining released executive branch policy memoranda, legal documents from U.S. and foreign courts, and on-the-ground information about actual practices by the U.S. military and intelligence personnel, the Torture Archive presents a comprehensive view of the war on terrorism, its foundations and its implications.
- Military interrogation.
- Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
- United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush)
- War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
- Prisoners of war > Legal status, laws, etc.
- Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
- Geneva Conventions (1949 August 12)
- Qaida (Organization)
- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)
- Abu Ghraib Prison.
- Human rights > Iraq.
- Prisoners of war > Crimes against > Iraq.
- United States. Department of Defense.
- Database topics
- Political Science
- Beginning date
- Title from title screen (MaR. 4, 2020).
- "August 25, 2009."
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- Included Work
- Torturing democracy.