Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands QC is professor of law at University College London and author of Torture Team: Uncovering War Crimes in the Land of the Free

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Sunday, September 13, 2009
Torture and The Complicit General
On April 24, 1863, President Lincoln signed his General Order No. 100, written by Columbia University professor Francis Lieber, to decree that "military necessity does not admit of cruelty." The United States military formally respected that rule for nearly 140 years-until, on December 2, 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signed a memorandum on "Counter-Resistance Techniques" prepared for him by his general counsel, William J. Haynes II.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Publish and Be Damned, Mr Cheney
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