Why Not Torture Terrorists?
Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the 'Ticking Bomb' Justification for Torture
Reviews and Awards
Ginbar does a splendid job of revealing the weakness of the arguments he encounters,and...manages very effectively to destroy the TBS...Anyone who employs the TBS in future without starting their analysis from where Ginbar ends will not deserve to be taken seriously. - International law, human rights and ethics
Ginbar's book is an important contribution to the literature on torture. it is lucidly written; thoroughly researched and it provides a challenge to what I believe to be the dominant view, namely the view that the infliction of torture is sometimes permissable or even obligatory. A paperback edition of the book was published in February 2010, which contains an updating chapter, covering recent-or more recent-developments in the United States, Israel and elsewhere. - Public Law Journal Issue 3
The so-called "ticking bomb" scenario is one of the more intriguing dilemmas in International Law. This book-length analysis of its comprehensive underpinnings is thus a welcome addition to the literature - ASIL