Amnesty International Calls For Halt To Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

President George W. Bush with Condoleezza Rice, Andy Card, and Brett Kavanaugh.White House Photo

Amnesty International is concerned over Brett Kavanaugh's "possible involvement" in post 9/11 human rights violations.

Amnesty International has called for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to be placed on hold over his “possible involvement” in human rights violations post 9/11, according to The Hill.

> The human rights organization wrote in a Monday letter that Kavanaugh might have been involved "in issues related to torture and rendition after 9/11."

> "More information must be made public to determine Kavanaugh’s role in relation to such practices," the organization wrote. "Amnesty International has long called for declassification of any documents or other materials depicting or describing enforced disappearance, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or other human rights violations, including acts of abduction and rendition, by US or non-US personnel after the attacks in the USA on September 11, 2001."

Amnesty International requested that senators halt the process until documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the George W. Bush administration are made public and his record on human rights can be sufficiently vetted.

> The organization said the vote on Kavanaugh should be "further postponed unless and until any information relevant to Kavanaugh’s possible involvement in human rights violations—including in relation to the U.S. government’s use of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, such as during the CIA detention program—is declassified and made public."

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