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Another Modest Proposal: In Defence of the Prohibition Against Torture

Author(s): Desmond Manderson

In response to political and legal events that took place in the years following 9/11, and to contemporary legal scholarship defending the use of torture or other methods of interrogation in situations of emergency and crisis, this essay defends the legal prohibition of torture by both empirical and philosophical means, moving back to Voltaire and Swift and forward to Iraq and Palestine in order to maintain the necessity and efficacy of the prohibition.

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Centre: CLAH

Research theme: Legal Theory

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