Fourth, as to Shue's point that victims of interrogational
torture do not have a "legitimate alternative" to torture, it does not seem, as David Sussman argues, that we should care, or care very much, about the personal integrity of people who are forced to betray their commitments to extremely illiberal causes.
The Israeli authorities, for example, tend to deny accusations of interrogational
abuse or torture, (73) and Palestinians making such accusations have often faced mistrust from the Israeli (and to a large degree the U.S.) media and public.
For example, Professor Walzer has argued that in a case in which interrogational
torture offered the last, best hope for avoiding a nearly certain calamity, a morally conscientious official would be constrained to acquire morally dirty hands.
As Ahuja remarks, this deployment of the insect as an "affective weapon" designed to excite fear is premised upon the interrogational
logic that "managing a space of transpecies intimacy within the torture chamber can bring about the psychic 'regression' of the prisoner, who will then produce reliable speech" (129).
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He states as well that the central unit of interrogational
betterment constant inequality of labour wages.
harsh treatment is harsh treatment that is done to gain information, usually from the person who is harshly treated.
After his capture and interrogation, political leaders and policymakers clamor for greater interrogational
leeway and for the loosening of Miranda's strictures.
(1) In this paper I focus exclusively on the issue of interrogational
(8) I am also already on record in favor of an ex post approach to the problem of interrogational
torture--meaning that I believe that after-the-fact application of doctrines such as the necessity defense provides the best way to address the very rare instances in which torture could be justified.
Engaging the arguments of Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and his ilk for legalizing interrogational
torture, particularly the so-called "ticking time-bomb" scenario, Brecher (moral philosophy, U.
Convention identifies four of these: (1) to obtain a confession ("judicial torture"); (2) to obtain information ("interrogational
torture"); (3) to punish ("penal torture"); and (4) to intimidate or coerce the sufferer or others to act in certain ways ("deterrent" or "terrorist" torture).