Rights, Citizenship and Torture: Perspectives on Evil, Law and the State
John T Parry & Welat Zeydanlioglu
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In this essay I will argue that the signature methods of interrogation used by CIA and military interrogators in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) -- torture lite' techniques such as hypothermia and stress positions -- may constitute torture, but that the question of their legality under U.S, and international law is not as straightforward as some critics of the Bush Administration maintained. I will take up only one thread in the complex discussion of GWOT interrogation practices and law, that of the boundary between torture and lesser cruelty.
Rapaport, Elizabeth. "Torture after Nuremburg: US Law and Practice." Rights, Citizenship and Torture: Perspectives on Evil, Law and the State (2009): 1-24. https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/law_facbookdisplay/27