The Human Rights Violations of the 9/11 Era Are Still With Us

Public perception of the War on Terror has shifted dramatically. But its legal and policy infrastructure endures.
September 6, 2021
The Nation

...The Center for Constitutional Rights courageously challenged the detentions of “enemy combatants” at Guántanamo Bay. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International argued for accountability for torture. The ACLU and other groups filed multiple suits on behalf of torture survivors. The high-water mark of courts’ decisions came by 2008, once the US Supreme Court ruled that Guantánamo was not the legal black hole Bush, Ashcroft, and Cheney intended it to be. Unfortunately, more than a decade later, we are still fighting many of these same battles....

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