Let me start off by saying this so you’ll hopefully read the rest of the review… I just finished reading Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State 948 more words
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Waterboarding and the Military
A point that often gets overlooked in torture debates is how members of the military are instructed on these matters. Military members are forbidden from engaging in torture and waterboarding because it is explicitly regarded as form of torture in military literature. 1,087 more words
Is Torture Legal?
Article 1 of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment says:
For the purposes of this Convention, the term “torture” means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. 419 more words