Press Conference: Release of the Report of the Task Force on Detainee Treatment

  • April 16, 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST

The report of the blue ribbon Task Force on Detainee Treatment is the most comprehensive, bipartisan investigation into the detention and treatment of suspected terrorists yet published. The product of more than two years of research, analysis and deliberation by the Task Force members and staff, it provides the American people with a broad understanding of what is known—and what may still be unknown—about the past and current treatment of suspected terrorists detained by the U.S. government during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations, and across multiple geographic theatres, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo and the so-called “black sites.”

Please join The Constitution Project for the release of the Report of the Task Force on Detainee Treatment on Tuesday, April 16 at the National Press Club’s Holeman Lounge. Registration is required. A light continental breakfast will be available.


Asa Hutchinson (Task Force Co-Chair) – former Undersecretary, Department of Homeland Security during the George W. Bush administration and former GOP Congressman

Ambassador James R. Jones (Task Force Co-Chair) – former Ambassador to Mexico and former Democratic Congressman

Richard A. Epstein - Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School and Peter and Kristen Bedford Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

David P. Gushee - University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director, Center for Theology and Public Life, Mercer University

Azizah al-Hibri – Professor Emerita, The T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, and Chair, KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

Brigadier General David Irvine, USA (Ret.) – former Army Reserve strategic intelligence officer, who taught prisoner interrogation and military law for 18 years with the Sixth Army Intelligence School

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering – former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, and former Ambassador to the United Nations

Judge William S. Sessions – former Director of the FBI, 1987-1993

Gerald E. Thomson, MD - Lambert and Sonneborn Professor of Medicine Emeritus at Columbia University, and former president, American College of Physicians


Tuesday, April 16, 2013
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST


Holeman Lounge
The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
  • National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
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“It was torture,” TCP's independent, bipartisan, blue-ribbon Task Force on Detainee Treatment concluded in a report released April 16, 2013. The group looked at the federal government's policies and actions related to the detention and treatment of suspected terrorists captured in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere and held in U.S. custody during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. Read More...