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UToledo law professor available to comment on CIA interrogations report


Benjamin Davis, an associate professor in The University of Toledo College of Law, is available to comment on the investigation report recently approved by the Senate intelligence committee that concluded that harsh interrogation measures used by the CIA did not produce significant intelligence breakthroughs.

“The Senate report is a devastating indictment of the enhanced interrogation program finding the program both ineffective and counterproductive for our national security,” according to Davis.

“This is a Pentagon Papers moment with far reaching implications for all branches of our government. Our government failed us and misled us for nearly 12 years; we should seek accountability for present and former officials who put the enhanced interrogation program in place and covered up its inefficacy to the American people all these years.”

Davis, a faculty member at UToledo since 2003, is a contributing editor at the SALTLAW Blog. He has been addressing accountability for torture since early 2004 in law review articles, online articles and as a Board Member of the Human Rights Committee of the Society of American Law Teachers. He also led the effort for the American Society of International Law (ASIL) to adopt its centennial resolution on laws of war and detainee treatment in 2006, only the eighth such resolution in the history of the organization.

Click here to download a photo of Davis.

Contact Meghan Cunningham at 419.530.2410 or to schedule an interview.


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