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 legal memorandum from Steven Bradbury to John Rizzo examines the application of the War Crimes Act, the Detainee Treatment Act, and Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions to certain techniques that may be used by the CIA to interrogate high value al-Qaeda detainees. The memorandum concludes that the CIA's six proposed interrogation techniques would comply with the Detainee Treatment Act and War Crimes Act and that Common Article 3 permits the CIA to proceed with the proposed interrogation program.

Doc_type: 
Legal Memo
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Doc_nid: 
11929
Doc_type_num: 
62