OLC Memo: OLC Memo: Memo for John Rizzo, Senior Deputy Gen. Counsel, CIA Re: Application of the War Crimes Act, the Detainee Treatment Act, and Common Art. 3 of Geneva Conventions to CIA Interrogation Techniques

This July 20, 2007 OLC memo from Steven Bradbury to John Rizzo discusses whether the CIA may lawfully employ six enhanced interrogation techniques in the interrogation of "high value detainees who are members of al Qaeda and associated groups. The memo addresses whether the proposed techniques are consistent with the War Crimes Act, as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, and the requirements of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.

Legal Memo
Friday, July 20, 2007