Dr. Stephen Colecchi (left) with the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops and Colonel Morris Davis (right) share their moral and ethical concerns with the U.S. use of torture on detainees at Guantanamo and abroad.
IAHR is committed to campaigns that (1) support measures to ensure that U.S. never tortures again and (2) to end indefinite detention without charges or trial. While most of our campaigns revolve around the Guantanamo Detention Center, we recognize that there are other aspects of American policy that also raise concerns about these issues by both the American administration and nations that receive support from the U.S. government.
Along with our partners, IAHR participates with the following campaigns:
- Advocacy to get the Senate Intelligence Report on CIA and Torture released to the American Public (Maryland Senator Mikulski is on this committee.)
- Release of Guantanamo Detainees who are serving indefinite detention and have been cleared for release
- Accountability of those responsible for torture to ensure that it never happens again
- Letter writing campaigns to those that serving in Guantanamo, most particularly those on the long-standing hunger strike
- Outreach and awareness to faith communities in the regional area regarding faith traditions teachings related to the use of torture.
- The Constitution Project -- A bipartisan report on US treatment of detainee's at Guantanamo
- "CIA torture report will be delayed as Democrats decide redactions," --Reuters
- "As long as it stays open, Guantanamo Bay is a stain on America's Reputation"-- Col. Morris Davis, Former Guantanamo Prosecutor
- Torture Reading List