Find this pin and more on to torture or not to torture by julie day-fitzgerald the spanish donkey was a popular (and gruesome) form of torture a naked victim was. Being serious about torture or not in cambodia they're once again endeavoring to hold trials to bring some former senior khmer rouge officials to justice for their 1975-79 war crimes and crimes against humanity. Question topic: to torture or not to torture note: in order to fulfill this assignment, you need to have read the group discussion board forum 2 instructions and the following chapters from holmes: chs 4-7, 14. A team of administration lawyers concluded in a march 2003 legal memorandum that the president is not bound by either an international treaty prohibiting torture or by a federal anti-torture law because he has the authority as commander in chief to approve any technique needed to protect the nation's security, an argument constitutional.
Torture is not all or nothing: some instances are worse than others, and at the lower end of the spectrum torture shades gradually into forms of harming that are horrible but do not rise quite to the level of torture. There is a decided consensus that kantian ethics yields an absolutist case against torture—that torture is morally wrong and absolutely so i argue that while there is a kantian case against torture, kantian ethics does not clearly entail absolutism. The provisions of the international covenant on civil and political rights, about which we have already heard, prohibit not only torture but also cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment also in article 10 the emphasis is on the obligation to treat with humanity and respect for inherent dignity.
The best method to answer the question of to torture or not to torture some one would have to be the utilitarianism perspective with this idea it is the majority of the people that we are concerned about. The idea of torture was seen only as something that happened far away in time, and it should not even be considered as an issue of the modern society furthermore, torture was seen as a violation of the fundamental human rights, which were protected by different human rights conventions. View essay - to torture or not to torture from phil 201 201 at liberty university to torture or not to torture from my reading and understanding of holmes chapters 4-7 and 14, i will try in my own. As noted above, effective interrogation does not involve torture or abuse getting accurate information from detainees is the most certain way to disrupt plots and stop attacks.
The term torture by proxy is used by some critics to describe situations in which the cia and other us agencies have transferred suspected terrorists to countries known to employ torture, whether they meant to enable torture or not. Read this essay on to torture or not come browse our large digital warehouse of free sample essays get the knowledge you need in order to pass your classes and more. The way i see it, supporters of physical torture want it to be used in the following circumstances 1 to obtain information from an enemy the problem is that research has shown it doesn't work.
I believe strongly that torture is not moral, legal or effective guantanamo is a damaging symbol to the world a rallying cry for terrorist recruitment and harmful to our national security, so closing it is important for our national security. The origin of torture in modern european history dates back to the criminal justice system in france unlike in england (where the justice system had zero funding and relied on procedure, not investigation), france spent time and money on investigations. Torture, the infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering for a purpose, such as extracting information, coercing a confession, or inflicting punishment.
Chris: but no one is talking about backdating the rules the legal definition of torture has not changed the tactics employed under the bush administration were legally torture at the time they were permitted, and they are legally torture now. The distinction between torture and military killing is not the one you try to make: between pain and death rather, the distinction between torture and military killing is the use to which pain and/or death is put. In relation to the claim that torture is not coercion, it might be responded that at least some forms or instances of torture involve coercion, namely those in which the torturer is seeking something from the victim, eg, information, and in which some degree of rational control to comply or not with the torturer's wishes is retained by the.
The whole discourse on torture in the past years is so dismal and bleak not only because i do not want the innocent to suffer, but because ultimately we distort ourselves as a society i ask you: what kind of civilization do we think we will be left with. Personally, i am not a huge fan of the so-called torture porn sub-genre barring some exceptions, the majority i have seen either made me feel unwell, slightly depressed, or both.
Article 16 of the torture convention bans other acts of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment which do not amount to torture the torture convention does not give examples of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. A version of this article appears in print on , on page a8 of the new york edition with the headline: russia's pledge to end prison torture is 'not good enough' for un experts order. Lastly, torture is not the way to fight terror, or as wonderfully put in the words of former un secretary general kofi annan: torture can never be an instrument to fight terror, for torture is an.