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Defining torture

Gail H. Miller

Defining torture

by Gail H. Miller

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Published by Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Torture (International law),
  • Torture -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention,
  • Military interrogation,
  • Political prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc,
  • Political persecution

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gail H. Miller.
    SeriesOccasional papers / Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy -- no. 3., Occasional paper (Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy) -- no. 3.
    ContributionsFloersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK5304 .M55 2005
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16355977M
    OCLC/WorldCa63171519

    In the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department issued memos defining torture, narrowly, as acts that intentionally cause physical or severe mental pain. The Torture Memos. The term "torture memos" was originally used to refer to three documents prepared by the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Department of Justice and signed in August "Standards of Conduct for Interrogation under 18 U.S.C. sections A" and "Interrogation of al Qaeda" (both drafted by Jay Bybee), and an untitled letter from John Yoo to Alberto Gonzales.

      The current review critically examines the body of torture research (N = ), focusing on the definition and operationalization of the primary construct. Almost three‐quarters (%) of the studies reviewed did not reference any definition of torture. Few studies identified important contextual variables related to defining torture such as identities and motivations of perpetrators and.   Book Chronicles History of Government and Torture U.N. Torture Panel Grills U.S. Officials May 6, New Rule Will Bar Evidence Gained Through Torture Ma

    TORTURE AND ITS DEFINITION IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH Edited by METİN BAŞOĞLU To be published by Oxford University Press New York in August This book presents an interdisciplinary approach to definition of torture by a group of prominent scholars of behavioral sciences, international law, human rights, and public health with. Chapter 1: Modern Torture and Its Observers 35 Defining Torture 36 Monitoring Torture Chapter 2: Torture and Democracy 45 The National Security Model 46 The Juridical Model 49 The Civic Discipline Model 55 Hell Is in the Details 60 Part II: Remembering Stalinism and Nazism 65 Introduction Chapter 3: Lights, Heat, and Sweat


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Get this from a library. Defining torture. [Gail H Miller; Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy.] -- "This monograph is a sweeping survey of the legal definition of torture under domestic and international law. Although virtually all nations condemn torture, ambiguity about what conduct amounts to.

Torture is one of the most severe and violent human rights violations and is absolutely prohibited under international law. As we also know from experience, most cases of torture occur during interrogations by law enforcement officials for the purpose of extracting a confession.

After elaborating on the legal definition of torture under international human rights law and how torture can be. Get this from a library. The signature of evil: (re)defining torture in international law. [Steven Dewulf] -- "In The Signature of Evil, the notion of torture in international law is explored with the intention of discovering the precise meaning of this most infamous and yet still very prevalent practice.

This book presents an interdisciplinary approach to definition of torture by bringing together behavioral science and international law perspectives on torture.

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Defining Torture (Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy) [Gail H. Miller] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Defining Torture (Floersheimer Center for Author: Gail H. Miller. Defining Torture Barry Gewen Few issues divide people as deeply as the current controversy about torture.

Slightly more than half of all Americans believe torture should Barry Gewen is an editor at the New York Times Book Review. MAY/JUNE THE GRAY ZONE have to step outside the law and use torture, or at least harsh interroga tions.

In The Signature of Evil, the notion of torture in international law is explored with the intention of discovering the precise meaning of this most infamous, and yet still very prevalent, digesting a wealth of international legal sources - and combining this with personal field research and a look at the historical, philosophical, cultural, political, and social background of Cited by: 6.

Share - Torture: A Collection (, Hardcover) Torture: A Collection (, Hardcover) Be the first to write Defining Torture at Home and Abroad, John T. Parry 9.

Judgment Concerning the Legality of the General Security Service's Interrogation Methods, Supreme Court of Israel It is a pleasure to read an edited book in which the. Torture is not as universally condemned as it once was. From Guantnamo and Abu Ghraib prisons to the death of Giulio Regeni, countless recent cases have shocked public opinion.

But if we want to defend the human dignity that torture violates, simple indignation is not enough. In this important book, Donatella Di Cesare provides a critical perspective on torture in all its dimensions.

Part A ()describes a series of OLC memoranda on the treatment of detainees in the "war on terror," culminating in an August opinion that became known as the "torture memo," which narrowly interpreted the legal meaning of torture but took a broad view of. The guest had worked on and signed the Justice Department’s memo on the Geneva Convention with Attorney General Gonzales and helped draft.

Book Description. Political Torture in Popular Culture argues that the literary, filmic, and popular cultural representation of political torture has been one of the defining dimensions of the torture debate that has taken place in the course of the post-9/11 global war on terrorism.

The book argues that cultural representations provide a vital arena in which political meaning is generated. View Notes - from CRJU at Regent University.

THE GRAY ZONE Defining Torture Barry Gewen F ew issues divide people as deeply as the current controversy. With „Torture and Democracy“ Darius Rejali provides a standard work on modern torture with a clear focus on non-invasive torture by democratic governments.

The author provides a very thoroughly researched and comprehensive book on torture by /5. The book therefore promises to be important even after that happy day when torture has indeed been eliminated from the world.' Sanford Levinson - University of Texas, Austin 'Of all those who have written on themes of justice and power in the aftermath of 9/11, David Luban's work is among the very by: Defining torture / by Gail H.

Miller. Format Book Published New York: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Description 1 v. (various pagings) ; 23 cm.

Other contributors Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. Uniform series Occasional paper (Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy) ; no.

Notes. a| A theory- and evidence- based approach to the definition of torture / Metin Başoğlu -- Control as a defining characteristic of torture: a learning theory analysis of the Kubark interrogation manual / Hernán Reyes and Metin Başoğlu -- A battle for control: resisting torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment at Guantánamo / K.

Alexa Koenig -- An evolutionary approach to. This volume addresses interrogation and torture at a unique moment. Emerging scientific research reveals non-coercive methods to be the most effective interrogation techniques. And efforts are now being made to integrate this science and practice into international law and global policing initiatives.

Contributors present cutting-edge research on non-coercive interrogation techniques and show. An analysis of the Kubark interrogation techniques clearly demonstrates that they are specifically designed to induce helplessness in detainees by enhancing the unpredictability and uncontrollability of captivity stressors.

By providing examples of how various aspects of life in captivity (e.g., deprivation of sleep, food, personal hygiene, medical care, social contact, communication with the Author: Hernán Reyes. 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 torture. Treatment that destroys rational agency, and thereby undermines human dignity, defines the heart of human torture.

George W. Bush's administration, in defining torture as prolonged physical or.1. Defining Torture and the Obligation of Systematic Review in the CAT Treaty Manfred Nowak Giuliana Monina; 2. Personality Disruption as Mental Torture: The CIA, Interrogational Abuse, and the U.S.

Torture Act David Luban and Katherine S. Newell; 3. The Field of Torture Today: Ten Years On from Torture and Democracy Darius Rejali Part II.Torture and the United States includes documented and alleged cases of torture both inside and outside the United States by members of the government, the military, law enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, health care services, and other public organizations.

While the term "torture" is defined in numerous places, including dictionaries and encyclopedias of various nations or cultures.