Below is a list of some key resources on the issue of North Carolina's involvement and support for the United States torture policies.  A full archive of resources can be found here.  


+ Key Documents

2014: The Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program

A report compiled by the bipartisan United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s Detention and Interrogation Program and its use of various forms of torture (“enhanced interrogation techniques” in U.S. government communiqués) on detainees between 2001 and 2006 during the War on Terror. This is a 525 page summary of the of the 6000 page report. (Twenty “key findings” of the report can be found here.)

2016: Assessing Recent Developments: Achieving Accountability for Torture

This policy report, Deborah Weissman and the UNC School of Law Human Rights Policy Seminar, reviews the efforts to obtain compliance with U.S. human rights obligations, transparency about the torture program, and relief for victims of torture."

+ NCCIT in the Media

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+ Notable News Reports and Articles

“CIA expanding terror battle under guise of charter flights,” by Scott Shane, Stephen Grey, and Margott Williams, New York Times, May 31, 2005

“Ten years later, CIA ‘rendition’ program still divides N.C. town,” by Joby Warrick, Washington Post, Feb. 9, 2012

"NC’s Johnston Regional Airport linked to CIA torture program," by Tat'yana Berdan, The Daily Tar Heel, Nov. 30, 2015

"The Greatest Pilot We Never Saw" by Jay Price and Peggy Lim, News & Observer, May 2007

+ Video and Audio Materials

+ Editorials and Op Eds

"Burr’s CIA torture cover-up makes America less safe, less respected," by Col. Larry Wilkerson, Charlotte Observer, March 3, 2016

"Burr's locked torture report," by The Editorial Board, News & Observer, Nov. 12, 2015

"American Citizens Must Resist A Return To Torture By Trump Administration", by Col. Larrry Wilkerson, Huffington Post, Nov 2016

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State and Regional

North Carolina Stop Torture Now

North Carolina Council of Churches



Amnesty International

Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Center for Constitutional Rights

The Constitution Project Task Force on Detainee Treatment

National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Psychologists for Social Responsibility


The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Human Rights Watch

The Rendition Project


+ NCCIT Blog Archive

A full archive of further resources can be found here.