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Published: 19 April 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 interrogational torture as a moral, practical, and legal issue and a coherent, passionate defense of the absolute prohibition
  • Provides a thoroughly-researched examination of current State practice in terrorist interrogation, including the US and Israeli models of interrogational torture
  • Analyses the international legal framework prohibiting torture and the attempts to circumvent the prohibition through the 'defense of necessity' test and the denial that current practices amount to torture

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