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The Reparations Policy for Human Rights Violations in Chile

Elizabeth Lira

in The Handbook of Reparations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199291922
eISBN:
9780191603716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199291926.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This paper describes the reparations programs implemented in Chile from 1990 to 2004. These programs target the victims of human rights violations committed during the military regime (1973-1990). ... More


Torture

Amos N. Guiora

in Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195340310
eISBN:
9780199867226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340310.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Defining limits of coercive interrogation is put to the test when an interrogator is sitting across from someone who is not cooperating and the interrogator knows is in possession of information ... More


Prohibition on Torture and Other Ill-treatment

Magdalena Forowicz

in The Reception of International Law in the European Court of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592678
eISBN:
9780191595646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592678.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The case law of the Strasbourg bodies referring to the Convention Against Torture has followed an even, albeit curious development. This chapter analyses the Courts' and the Commission approach to ... More


OPCAT within the Broader UN and Regional Systems

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter recognises that OPCAT does not exist in isolation but examines the other systems for prevention of torture that are in place at the UN and regional levels. It looks at the overlap ... More


The Dependence of Policy Outcomes on Processes of Choice

Philip B. Heymann

in Living the Policy Process

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195335385
eISBN:
9780199851690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335385.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The case of defining torture in the “War on Terror”, the political processes chosen, and the people chosen to carry them out, produces results that nobody wants while targeting outcomes that only a ... More


Ethical Loneliness

Jill Stauffer

in Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171502
eISBN:
9780231538732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171502.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Establishes what ethical loneliness is and why it is a problem. Supports its argument both with a phenomenology of the concept and support from concrete cases of injustice.


Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

L. Stephanie Cobb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Does martyrdom hurt? For a wide variety of reasons, the answer to this question may seem to be an obvious “yes.” Divine Deliverance, however, demonstrates that early Christian martyr texts answer ... More


The Humanities and Public Life

Peter Brooks (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257041
eISBN:
9780823261468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book tests the proposition that the humanities can, and at their best do, represent a commitment to ethical reading. And that this commitment, and the training and discipline of close reading ... More


Cruelty and the National Interest: The Question of Legitimate Means

Tom Farer

in Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534722
eISBN:
9780191715891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534722.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the protection of human rights amidst ‘war’ against terrorism. It begins with a discussion of human rights law in the context of armed conflict and the laws of war. It then ... More


Interrogation, intelligence and security: Controversial British Techniques

Samantha Newbery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091483
eISBN:
9781781708552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091483.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Interrogation, Intelligence and Security examines the origins and effects of a group of controversial interrogation techniques often described as torture, known as the ‘five techniques’. Focusing on ... More


Women Write Iran: Nostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora

Nima Naghibi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816683826
eISBN:
9781452954400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This monograph examines the popular trend among diasporic Iranian women to produce auto/biographical narratives through a variety of genres: published memoirs, documentary films, comics, and social ... More


The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV

David Caron

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691753
eISBN:
9781452949581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691753.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV, and over 30 states have laws criminalizing HIV nondisclosure and/or exposure. As more people continue to be infected (at a rate ... More


The Origins and Background of OPCAT

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter outlines the background to the development of the text of OPCAT. It looks in particular at the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture as a precursor to OPCAT and the impact ... More


The Text of OPCAT

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter outlines the content of the final text of OPCAT. It completes the historical narrative on the background to the drafting of the text. It then briefly explains the resulting remit of the ... More


The Scope of OPCAT

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how one can define ‘deprivation of liberty’ and places of detention within the context of OPCAT. It looks at the range of places which the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture ... More


The Role of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT)

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter looks in detail at the role of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, the international visiting body. It outlines its membership and recent increase in membership and the ... More


Conclusion: Emerging Trends and the Future of OPCAT

Rachel Murray, Elina Steinerte, Malcolm Evans, and Antenor Hallo de Wolf

in The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199602193
eISBN:
9780191729485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602193.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter attempts to identify a range of issues which are considered to be important for the future direction of OPCAT. These include the increase in membership of the Subcommittee on Prevention ... More


The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Comes of Age

Antonio Cassese

in The Human Dimension of International Law: Selected Papers of Antonio Cassese

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199232918
eISBN:
9780191696572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232918.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The main features of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) are by now well known. The Committee is an international body ... More


Madame Lalaurie: French Quarter Fiend

Tiya Miles

in Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the story of the “Haunted House on Royal Street,” a mansion once owned by the infamous creole slave mistress, Madame Delphine Lalaurie. The chapter recounts the history of the ... More


Terrorism, Torture and the Problems of Evil

Phillip Cole

in The Myth of Evil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622009
eISBN:
9780748671908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622009.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the four secular models of evil that frame discussions about the idea: the monstrous, that evil is perpetrated by monster sin human shape; the pure, that ordinary human beings ... More


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