Increasing Oversight of Interrogations of Terrorism Suspects

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Dr. Kermit Roosevelt
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

• Researches and teaches constitutional law and conflict of laws

“The United States signed treaties declaring torture a crime and committing ourselves to investigate it. Congress specifically prohibited it in federal law. If we do not investigate abuse allegations against suspected terrorists, we’re saying that people in power can break the law with impunity; we’re saying that we have no commitment to enforcing the law when there may be political costs.”