OLC Memo: Memo for John Rizzo, Senior Deputy Gen. Counsel, CIA Re: Application of U.S. Obligations Under Article 16 of the Convention Against Torture to Certain Techniques that May Be Used in the Interrogation of High Value al Qaeda Detainees

This May 30, 2005 OLC memo from Steven Bradbury to John Rizzo discusses whether certain enhanced interrogation techniques employed by the CIA in the interrogation of high value al Qaeda detainees are consistent with U.S. obligations under Article 16 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Bradbury concludes that the use of these techniques is consistent with U.S. obligations under Article 16.

Legal Memo
Monday, May 30, 2005