Bush White House Sought To Soften Treaty On 'Enforced Disappearances'

Nov 08, 2009 | Updated May 25, 2011

From 2003 to 2006, the Bush administration quietly tried to relax the draft language of a treaty meant to bar and punish "enforced disappearances" so that those overseeing the CIA's secret prison system would not be criminally prosecuted under its provisions, according to former officials and hundreds of pages of documents recently declassified by the State Department.

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