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Dignity, degrading treatment and torture in human rights law : the ends of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Elaine Webster
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge research in human rights law.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Webster
ISBN: 9781317516019 131751601X
OCLC Number: 1034621318
Description: 1 online resource (167 p.)
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Table of Contents --
Preface and acknowledgements --
Additional sources --
Table of cases --
1. Introduction --
Why 'degrading treatment'? --
The approach of the book --
The structure of the book --
References --
2. Degrading treatment within Article 3 --
The category of degrading treatment --
Relative assessment of a minimum level of severity --
The inherent scope for evolution --
An absolute right --
The obligations of states under Article 3 --
Degrading treatment: interpretation in context --
References --
3. Framing the conceptual boundaries of degrading treatment --
The epistemological dimension --
foundations of legal meaning --
The judicial dimension --
justifying legal meanings --
The formative dimension --
developing the parameters of legal meaning --
Chapter summary --
References --
4. Understanding the benchmarks of degradation --
Feelings of fear, anguish and inferiority --
Humiliation and debasement --
Breaking of physical or moral resistance --
Being driven to act against will or conscience --
Adverse effect on personality --
Chapter summary --
References --
5. The meaning of 'treatment' --
Treatment's ordinary meaning --
Treatment in Article 3 case-law --
Treatment as social experience --
Conclusion --
References --
6. The ends of Article 3: the protection of human dignity and the limits of state responsibility --
Socio-economic deprivation and active individual 'choice' --
Degrading treatment? --
From state obligations to state responsibility? --
Chapter summary --
References --
7. From degrading treatment to torture, cruel and inhuman treatment --
Torture --
Cruel and inhuman treatment --
Chapter summary --
References --
8. Conclusion --
Index.
Series Title: Routledge research in human rights law.
Responsibility: Elaine Webster.

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