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UT law professor available to discuss “torture report”

Benjamin Davis, an associate professor at The University of Toledo College of Law, is available to comment on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report to be released today on the CIA’s interrogation and deportation program.



“Whatever is said by present or former senior officials about the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence executive summary of the torture report, we must remember that the issue is not the report but the underlying torture,” Davis said. “That torture besmirched the reputation of the United States and their actions betrayed the public trust these officials are sworn to uphold.

“The United States is bound by the absolute prohibition against torture. This report lets us know that crimes of great depravity were committed at the highest levels. Criminal accountability for these officials crimes remains elusive, but is absolutely essential.”

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, as a Board Member of the Human Rights Committee of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), and as a Member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

To schedule an interview contact Rachel Phipps, assistant dean for communications, at 419.530.2628 or

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