November 16, 2008

Fighting Terrorism Fairly and Effectively

Recommendations for President-Elect Barack Obama

Summary
I. Close the Military Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay
II. Abolish the Military Commissions and Prosecute Terrorist Suspects in Federal Court
III. Reject Preventive Detention as an Alternative to Prosecuting Terrorist Suspects
IV. Reject the "Global War on Terror" as the Basis for Detaining Terrorist Suspects
V. Issue an Executive Order to Implement the Ban on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
VI. End the CIA Detention Program..
VII. Prohibit Renditions to Torture
VIII. Account for Past Abuses
IX. Provide Redress for Abuse
X. Repudiate Justice Department Memos and Presidential Directives that Permit Torture and Other Abuses
XI. Protect Innocent Victims of Persecution Abroad from Being Defined as Terrorists