Executive Order 13491

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Executive Order 13491 is an Executive Order issued on January 22, 2009 by United States President Barack Obama ordering compliance with US domestic law, and its international agreements, in its treatment of captives.[1] The full title of the order is: Executive Order 13491 - Ensuring Lawful Interrogations.

As part of this order Obama rescinded Executive Order 13440.[1]


  1. ^ a b Barack Obama (2009-01-22). "Executive Order 13491 - Ensuring Lawful Interrogations". The White House. Retrieved 2009-03-20.