Morris Davis

Morris Davis is a retired US military officer. He was chief prosecutor for the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay in 2005-2007. He is the executive director of the Crimes of War Education Project

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Today is Guantánamo's 12th Anniversary, and There's No End in Sight
Twelve years ago, on 13 November 2001, President George W Bush signed an order authorizing the detention of suspected al-Qaida members and supporters, and the creation of military commissions. To borrow a line from the Grateful Dead: "What a long, strange trip it's been."
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
America's Much Abused Moral Authority
Once upon a time, Americans across the political spectrum were united behind efforts to prevent torture and punish torturers. The United States signed the UN Convention Against Torture (CAT) in 1988 when Republican Ronald Reagan was president. A Democrat-controlled Congress ratified it in 1994. The CAT says, "No exceptional circumstance whatsoever … may be invoked as justification of torture," a principle the US endorsed without reservation.
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