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Why not torture terrorists? : moral, practical, and legal aspects of the 'ticking bomb' justification for torture

Author: Yuval Ginbar
Publisher: Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book addresses a dilemma at the heart of the 'War on Terror': Is it ever justifiable to torture terrorists when innocent lives are at stake? The book analyses the moral arguments and presents a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yuval Ginbar
ISBN: 9780199540914 0199540918
OCLC Number: 181926044
Notes: "Originally written in the guise of a PhD thesis at the Department of Law, University of Essex"--Page [ix].
Description: xxxiii, 414 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Private morality : is it morally justifiable for an individual to torture a terrorist in order to save many innocent lives? --
Public, practical morality : is it morally justifiable for a state to torture in order to save many innocent lives? --
Legalizing torture 1- four models --
Legalizing torture 2- three issues.
Responsibility: Yuval Ginbar.
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