Interrogation of Detainees

Today the House Armed Services Committee held hearings on the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and the Future of the Detention and Interrogation Facilities at Guantanamo Bay.  My article, ” Interrogation of  Detainees: Extending a Hand or a Boot” (University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, forthcoming) http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=975772 addresses many of the issues that will come before the Committee.

The article analyzes the limits of interrogation in Guantanamo Bay by historical analogy to the treatment of African-Americans in the detention centers in the Deep South in the 1930’s and 1940’s.  In my article I recommend specific interrogation measures that can be implemented while guaranteeing detainees certain constitutional guarantees and protections.