Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Why Not Torture Terrorists?: Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the 'Ticking Bomb' Justification for Torture - Oxford Monographs in International Law (Hardback)
  • Why Not Torture Terrorists?: Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the 'Ticking Bomb' Justification for Torture - Oxford Monographs in International Law (Hardback)
zoom

Why Not Torture Terrorists?: Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the 'Ticking Bomb' Justification for Torture - Oxford Monographs in International Law (Hardback)

(author)
£105.00
Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 27/03/2008
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The book addresses a dilemma at the heart of the 'War on Terror': is it ever justifiable to torture terrorists in order to save the lives of innocent civilians; the so-called 'ticking bomb' scenario? The book first analyzes the ticking bomb dilemma as a pure moral one, facing the individual would-be torturer. A 'never-say-never' utilitarian position is pitted against a 'minimal absolutist' view that some acts are never justifiable, and that torture is one such act. It then looks at the issues that arise once a state has decided to sanction torture in extreme situations: when, how, and whom to torture; the institutionalization of torture; its effects on society; and its efficacy in combatting terrorism in the shorter and longer runs. Four models of legalized torture are next examined-including current ones in Israel and the USA and the idea of torture warrants. Finally, related legal issues are analyzed; among them the lawfulness of coercive interrogation under international law and attempts to allow torture 'only' after the fact, for instance by applying the criminal law defence of necessity. A 'minimal absolutist' view - under which torture, whether by private individuals or by state officials, must be prohibited absolutely in law, policy and practice, and allowing no exceptions for ticking bomb situations - is defended throughout.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199540914
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 798 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

Life in the UK Test: Study Guide & CD ROM 2018
Added to basket
In Your Defence
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2018
Added to basket
A Life of Crime
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Death at Sea
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Greatest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Rule of Law
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Under the Wig
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Eve Was Shamed
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Justice for All and How to Achieve it
Added to basket
Reckonings
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
A Dictionary of Law
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Eichmann in Jerusalem
Added to basket
The Finance Curse
Added to basket
Work Like a Woman
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.