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Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act - H.R. 952 - 2005

February 24, 2006
Dear Mr. Nollmeyer:
Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 952, the
Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act.
H.R. 952 was introduced in the House in February of 2005,
and is pending in the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global
Human Rights and International Relations. No further action has
been taken on the bill.
As you may know, the Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act
calls upon the Secretary of State to annually submit to Congress a
list of countries where there are substantial grounds for believing
that torture, cruel, or degrading treatment is commonly used in the
detention or interrogation of individuals. The measure prohibits
the transfer of persons by the United States for the purpose of
detention, interrogation, trial, or otherwise to a listed country, and
establishes conditions under which the Secretary may waive such
transfer prohibition, or a treaty-based transfer may occur.
Additionally, the bill amends the Foreign Affairs Reform
and Restructuring Act of 1998 to direct the ap…