The shifting legal framework governing the interrogation of detainees held by the U.S. Government was examined in several newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not previously been made readily available to the public (all pdf).
“Interrogation of Detainees: Requirements of the Detainee Treatment Act,” updated January 23, 2009.
“U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques,” updated January 26, 2009.
“The War Crimes Act: Current Issues,” updated January 22, 2009.
“Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture,” updated January 22, 2009.