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Torture after Nuremburg: US Law and Practice


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Torture after Nuremburg: US Law and Practice

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Title: Torture after Nuremburg: US Law and Practice
Author: Rapaport, Elizabeth
Abstract: 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.
Date: 2009
Publisher: Interdisciplinary
Citation: “Torture after Nuremburg: US Law and Practice,” in Rights, Citizenship and Torture: Perspectives on Evil, Law and the State (John T Parry & Welat Zeydanlioglu eds., 2009)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20501

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