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Torture

Rebecca Sanders

in Plausible Legality: Legal Culture and Political Imperative in the Global War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190870553
eISBN:
9780190870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870553.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

Despite its universal and absolute prohibition in international human rights and humanitarian law, torture has persisted even in liberal democracies. This chapter traces how changing national ... More


Governing

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces Pelosi’s actions in organizing the House for the 111th Congress. It then analyzes her relationship with President Obama, from both a personal and institutional perspective. At the ... More


Personality Disruption as Mental Torture: The CIA, Interrogational Abuse, and the U.S. Torture Act

David Luban and Katherine S. Newell

in Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190097523
eISBN:
9780190097554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190097523.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter analyzes the interrogation program employed by the CIA on high-value detainees (the so-called Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation or RDI program), and argues that it constitutes ... More


Dangerous Torment

John W. Schiemann

in Does Torture Work?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Are “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) torture? Bush administration officials as well as some philosophers and legal scholars argue they are not. Other legal scholars, human rights groups, ... More


Does Torture Work?

John W. Schiemann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190262365
eISBN:
9780190262396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262365.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This book examines whether interrogational torture is effective in obtaining valuable information and at what cost in terms of torture’s brutality and frequency. Interrogational torture’s ... More


In Defense of Lawfare: The Value of Litigation in Challenging Torture

Lisa Hajjar

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that lawfare has provided a valuable check on the some of the worse abuses of the US’s War on Terror, such as its use of torture, extraordinary rendition, and enhanced ... More


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