22 min

Justifying Torture The Report Podcast

    • Government

Torture is illegal, not just under US law but also according to the Geneva Conventions, the internationally agreed upon rules for how we treat prisoners of war. So when the CIA decided to engage in torture, it needed a legal defense that would protect interrogators form being prosecuted. And for that they turned to a team of White House attorneys.
Guests: Katherine Hawkins of the Project on Government Oversight, Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times


 
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Torture is illegal, not just under US law but also according to the Geneva Conventions, the internationally agreed upon rules for how we treat prisoners of war. So when the CIA decided to engage in torture, it needed a legal defense that would protect interrogators form being prosecuted. And for that they turned to a team of White House attorneys.
Guests: Katherine Hawkins of the Project on Government Oversight, Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times


 
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22 min

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