Torturers' Lobbies: How Human Rights Abusers Influence Washington

March 18, 1996

Charles Lewis directs the Center of Public Integrity, which has done several investigations into how terrorist regimes are able to gain funding from the United States. Lewis talks about how human rights abusing countries are represented by high profile law firms and lobbying firms in Washington, who are paid large sums of money to help to perfect these countries’ images and solicit aid. Some of these same lobbyists go on to attain appointments in Congress or even in the President’s Cabinet, while still maintaining relationships with their former clients.


- Charles Lewis