2008 - Proposals for Change

In anticipation of the presidential transition in January 2009, CNSS and other groups prepared recommendations to bring US policies on military detention back in line with international law and due process.

These proposals built on two previous recommendations:

Additional Resources

Many other organizations also submitted recommendations for detention policy to the incoming administration in 2008. For specific recommendations about insuring humane treatment and ending torture, see, e.g., Declaration of Principles for a Presidential Executive Order On Prisoner Treatment, Torture and Cruelty, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Evangelicals for Human Rights, and the Center for Victims of Torture, released June 25, 2008.