Torture: A Human Rights Perspective

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Kenneth Roth, Amy D. Bernstein, Minky Worden
New Press, 2005 - Droits de l'homme (Droit international) - 218 pages
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Of all the issues on the human rights agenda, torture offered Americans the moral highground...until this year. With the abuses at Abu Ghraib that led to accusations of torture within the domestic criminal justice system, the question of cruel and unusual treatment has taken on new urgency in the U.S. and now similar abuses by British soldiers are being uncovered. In Torture, twelve newly-written essays by leading thinkers and experts range over history and continents, offering a nuanced, up-to-the-minute exploration of this wrenching but timely topic. Intended for a general audience, some of the key questions addressed include how to define torture, whether torture is ever effective, and whether it is ever acceptable.

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Review: Torture: Does It Make Us Safer? Is It Ever OK?: A Human Rights Perspective

User Review  - Kristen Kim - Goodreads

A comprehensive look at the ethics of torture, but I must say I was as confused about the topic by the end of it as I had been going into it. Read full review

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User Review  - Golbarg - Goodreads

kenneth roth is great but some of the articles are lame... Read full review

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