The Constitution Project's Guantanamo Task Force

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In the fall of 2010 The Constitution Project initiated an eleven person Guantanamo Task Force.[1][2][3][4]


name notes
Eleanor J. Hill
Asa Hutchinson
Ambassador James R. Jones
Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte
Richard A. Epstein
Dr. David P. Gushee
Azizah al‐Hibri
Brigadier General David Irvine, USA (Ret.)
Judge William S. Sessions
Dr. Gerald E. Thomson
Judge Patricia M. Wald


  1. Task Force on Detainee Treatment Launched, The Constitution Project, 2010-12-17.
  2. Think tank plans study of how US treats detainees, Wall Street Journal, 2010-12-17. “Former FBI Director William Sessions, former Arkansas U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, a retired Army general and a retired appeals court judge in Washington are among 11 people selected for a task force that will meet for the first time in early January, said Virginia Sloan, a lawyer and president of The Constitution Project.”
  3. Larry Neumeister. Think tank plans study of how U.S. treats detainees, Deseret News, 2010-12-10. Retrieved on 2012-05-12. “A nonpartisan legal think tank plans to study U.S. treatment of terrorism detainees, partly out of concern that the country's policies lack clarity and can be manipulated to permit abuse or torture in dangerous times, members of a task force appointed to conduct the study said Friday.”
  4. Robert Crawford. In the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, America wrestles with itself over torture, Seattle Times, 2011-05-08. Retrieved on 2012-05-12. “In the face of government failure, The Constitution Project has created a Bipartisan Task Force on Detainee Treatment to foster "a comprehensive understanding" about "past and current treatment of detainees by the U.S. government." Why is such an inquiry important?”
  5. Task Force members, The Constitution Project, 2010-12-17. Retrieved on 2010-10-.