ABSTRACT

Torture is indisputably abhorrent.  Why, you might ask, would you even want to think or read about torture? That is a very good question, and one this book addresses in a compelling and enlightening way. Torture is a very important issue, not least because millions of people around the world have been subjected to this odious practice—and many are enduring torture right now as you read these words.

chapter I|13 pages

Why Are We (Still) Talking about Torture?

chapter II|7 pages

Torture’s Past

chapter III|12 pages

Modern Torture

chapter IV|11 pages

Torture and Rights

chapter V|7 pages

Enforcing the Right Not To Be Tortured

chapter VI|11 pages

What’s Wrong with Torture?