9/11 Commission Recommendations: A Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Publication Date: August 2004

Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service


Research Area: Human rights



Among the recommendations made by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission) in its final report is the creation of a board within the executive branch to oversee adherence to guidelines on, and the commitment to defend, civil liberties by the federal government. This report examines this recommendation and its implications, and will be updated as events warrant.