Our programmatic position is in accord with the other members of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP). We Consortium members express this sentiment:
Torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishments are illegal, immoral and un-American. As demonstrated by our historical commitment to human rights and our ratification of The Convention Against Torture. If the U.S. is to spread freedom and democracy abroad, we must show the world we can do so while holding firm to our belief in the rule of law and the basic human right not to be tortured.
In addition to this general language, the Consortium advocates particular actions, including Establishing the Army Field Manual as the minimum standard for the treatment of all detainees during interrogations conducted by all US personnel (including the CIA and any contractors) anywhere in the world.Ending extraordinary rendition, the secret prisons and forced disappearances; ensure transparency in the capture, transfer, and detention of all persons.
Our Program is also a member of the New York Coalition Against Torture which advocates for accountability and prohibition of health professionals' participation in torture and maltreatment of prisoners specifically in the War on Terror.