Related Publications

Related Evidence and Analysis

Renée Llanusa-Cestero, “Unethical Research and the CIA Inspector General Report of 2004: Observations Implicit in Terms of the Common Rule” (Accountability in Research, Volume 17, Issue 2 March 2010 , pages 96 – 113)

 Unethical Research and the CIA Inspector General Report of 2004

This article examines the allegation that the Central Intelligence Agency may have conducted unethical research targeting detainee subjects. Using document analysis and the development of research goals and roles as defined in the Common Rule, this article sets aside issues as to whether enhanced interrogation techniques described in the declassified documents rise to legal definitions of torture. Instead, it presents a post hoc ethics review raising questions addressed by Institutional Review Boards recommending the filing of a for-cause noncompliance complaint with the Office for Human Research Protection against the Central Intelligence Agency.

Past PHR Reports on US Torture

Aiding Torture: Health Professionals’ Ethics and Human Rights Violations Demonstrated in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General’s Report

 Aiding Torture - Full Report

Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by US Personnel and Its Impact

 Broken Laws, Broken Lives - Executive Summary

 Broken Laws, Broken Lives - Full Report


Leave No Marks: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques and the Risk of Criminality

 Leave No Marks - Executive Summary

 Leave No Marks - full report


Break Them Down: Systematic Use of Psychological Torture by US Forces

 Break Them Down - Full Report

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