"The release Tuesday of an executive summary of the findings of a Senate Intelligence Committee probe into the CIA's rendition, detention and interrogation program has sparked a frenzy of accusations and counteraccusations by political and security officials. But most of the conversation in Washington, D.C., and in the national media has focused on whether interrogation methods regarded as torture by international standards had been effective in protecting Americans from attacks. Less attention has been paid to the question of whether such methods were legal under U.S. and international law. ..."
In light of the Senate’s report on torture, experts explain which laws govern the questioning of ‘terrorism’ suspects
Al Jazeera America
December 30, 2014