“It was torture,” TCP's independent, bipartisan, blue-ribbon Task Force on Detainee Treatment concluded in a report released April 16, 2013. The group looked at the federal government's policies and actions related to the detention and treatment of suspected terrorists captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere and held in U.S. custody during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. Read More...

Report in Spanish

An abridged version of the Report of The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment, including findings and recommendations, is now available in Spanish.

Ya está disponible en español la versión resumida del Reporte del Grupo de Trabajo del Constitution Project sobre Tratamiento a Detenidos, incluyendo sus conclusiones y recomendaciones.

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Paul Saunders Web Forum

TCP is proud to launch a new interactive forum for expert opinion and debate on the constitutional issues of our day. The “Paul Saunders Web Forum Series” is named for Paul Saunders, a member of TCP’s board of directors from 1999 to 2011, and its chair from 1999-2006. TCP is grateful to Paul for his many years of service to the organization and for his unwavering commitment to casting aside the labels that divide us to protect the principles and spirit of the nation’s founding charter. Read More…

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