The U.S. government made use of a CIA black site at Guantanamo Bay detention facility to torture suspected terrorists into providing intelligence following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In spite of their knowledge against its use, the U.S. government authorized the use of these “enhanced interrogation techniques” despite their being in clear violation of the Torture Statute and the Detainee Treatment Act as well as a number of international frameworks including the UDHR, the ICCPR, and the CAT. Detainees rights were also infringed upon by lack of adequate medical care during detention and inhibition of movement following release. Through my research, I have compared the violation of these rights to first-hand accounts from a number of Guantanamo memoirs from Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi to Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America by James Mitchell.
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DeOliveira, Emma, "Comparison of Human Rights Laws Concerning Torture, Access to Medical Care, and Freedom of Movement to First-Hand Guantanamo Memoirs" (2023). Research Days Posters 2023. 27.