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Legal Responses to Torture

Matthew H. Kramer

in Torture and Moral Integrity: A Philosophical Enquiry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714200
eISBN:
9780191782664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714200.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores how legal systems should respond to the perpetration of torture by public officials or private individuals. It begins with a lengthy critique of Alan Dershowitz's proposal for ... More


What Should We Do about Torture?

James Griffin

in Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to clarify the claim that there should be an absolute prohibition against torture. To clarify the claim, it is important to have a clear understanding of what we mean by ... More


9. Extreme Times, Extreme Measures

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Following the 9/11 attacks, al‐Qaeda and other terrorist groups pose a threat, operating with global networks and potentially armed with weapons of mass destruction. To counter these threats, US ... More


Ex Ante and Ex Post Justifications

Fritz Allhoff

in Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226014838
eISBN:
9780226014821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226014821.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter concerns the legislative and judicial pragmatics of torture. In particular, if torture can be justified in exceptional cases, how should it be procedurally authorized? In the literature, ... More


The Controversy over a Law License

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Shortly after graduating from Southern Illinois University's School of Law at Carbondale, Matt Hale passed the bar exam on his first attempt in July of 1998. When Hale first applied to the Illinois ... More


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