In the infamous torture memos of , Yoo and Bybee, authorised “enhanced interrogation” techniques (EITs), acts previously recognised by. The Responsibility of the Faculty of the University at California at Berkeley in the Matter of the Torture Memo of Professor John Yoo A weblog. Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo wrote in the New York Times op-ed that he had “grave concerns about Mr. Trump’s uses of.

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Questions by CIA officers over which tactics could be used on the detainee had spurred writing the torture memo, [5] ypo is reflected in the language of the memo; “You have asked for this advice in the course of conducting interrogations of Abu Zubaydah. It discusses the language of the torture statute 18 U.

I have not talked to other judges about his memo on torture, but to me it seems completely out of character and inexplicable that he would have signed such a document. Retrieved May 13, Retrieved April 22, Accessed April 5, via Google News Archives.

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John Yoo, case No. Bush’s “assertion” that “neither members of the al Qaeda terrorist network nor Taliban soldiers were entitled to the legal status of prisoners of war under the [Geneva Convention],” and therefore planned interrogation methods would not constitute a violation of the Geneva Convention, or war crime.

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It summarizes the psychological profile provided of the subject, including his involvement in high-level terrorist activities [Note: Yoo was a law clerk for Judge Laurence H. Jack Goldsmithwho succeeded Bybee as head of the Office of Legal Counsel, withdrew the torture memos weeks before resigning in June The memo summarizes the terrorist threat from al Qaedaincluding the September 11 attacks, and states that interrogation of al Qaeda operatives led to the stopping of Jose Padilla ‘s planned attack.


The memo further argues that even if the ICC were to claim jurisdiction, “interrogation of an al Qaeda operative could not constitute a crime under the Rome Statute”, since it would not involve the “widespread and systematic attack directed against any civilian population” and would not be considered a war tortkre. He is a moderate conservative, very bright and always attentive to the record and the applicable law.

After he left the Department of Justice, it was revealed that Yoo had written legal opinions, including co-writing the Torture Memo of August 1,that narrowly defined torture and American habeas corpus obligations.

Those facts, according to the top secret memorandum, are that Abu Zubaydah was being held by the United States, and that, “[t]he interrogation team is certain that he has additional information that he refuses to divulge” regarding terrorist groups in the U.

Even Torture Memo Author John Yoo Thinks Rectal Feeding Was Illegal

Yoo, “Globalism and the Constitution: Retrieved February 10, Padilla’s attorney used this information in the ttorture, saying that Yoo caused Padilla’s damages by authorizing his alleged torture by his memoranda. Retrieved December 15, Bradburyruling on the legality of the authorized techniques if agents followed certain constraints.

Archived from the original on April 13, Bybee inviting him to testify before the Judiciary Committee in connection with his role in writing legal memoranda authorizing the use of harsh interrogation techniques while serving as the Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel OLC. Yoo writes that, in his opinion, “[t]he United States’ campaign against al Qaeda is an attack on a non-state terrorist organization, not a civilian population.

Archived from the original on Committee on the Judiciary. Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo said the sleep deprivation, rectal feeding and other harsh treatment outlined in a U. The letter concludes that the interpretation of the Department of Justice of 18 U. The Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility concluded in a page report dated July 29,that Yoo committed “intentional professional misconduct” when he “knowingly failed to provide a thorough, objective, and candid interpretation of the law”, and it recommended a referral to the Pennsylvania Bar for disciplinary action.


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Retrieved April 13, Reflecting afterward on the Torture Memos as a cautionary tale, Goldsmith wrote in his memoir:. House of Representatives House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tortire authored an additional memo dated Julyseeking to reconcile the interrogation techniques with new legal developments, including Hamdan v. Retrieved April 21, John Yoo in Totrure cannot predict the political actions of international institutions. On April 19,an editorial in The New York Times said that Bybee is “unfit for a job that requires legal judgment and a respect for the Constitution” and called for Bybee’s impeachment from the federal bench.

Taming Globalization was co-authored with Julian Ku mmeoand Point jobn Attack was published under his single authorship in He noted, “[w]hile we have identified various disagreements with the August Memorandum, we have reviewed this Office’s prior opinions addressing issues involving treatment of detainees and do not believe that any of their conclusions would be different under the standards set forth in this memorandum. Convention Against Tortureand whether such actions could be the basis for prosecution in the International Criminal Court.