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Published: 25 February 2010

480 Pages


ISBN: 9780199571239

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Why Not Torture Terrorists?

Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the 'Ticking Bomb' Justification for Torture

Yuval Ginbar

Oxford Monographs in International Law

  • Presents an informed, in-depth analysis of torture as a moral issue and a coherent, passionate defence of the absolute prohibition
  • Provides a thoroughly researched examination of current State practice in terrorist interrogation, including the US and Israeli models of coercive interrogation
  • Analyses the legal framework prohibiting torture and the attempts to circumvent the prohibition through the 'Defence of Necessity' test

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a new 20 page reflection on recent developments from 2007-2009 bringing the work up to date