Why Not Torture Terrorists? by Yuval Ginbar
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Why Not Torture Terrorists?
By Yuval Ginbar

Why Not Torture Terrorists?

Moral, Practical and Legal Aspects of the Ticking Bomb Justification for Torture

By (author) See other recent books by Yuval Ginbar
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $178.95
Your Price: $161.06 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $17.89! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $8.05 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Why Not Torture Terrorists? by Yuval Ginbar

Book Description

The book addresses a dilemma at the heart of the 'War on Terror': is it ever justifiable to torture terrorists in order to save the lives of innocent civilians; the so-called 'ticking bomb' scenario? The book first analyzes the ticking bomb dilemma as a pure moral one, facing the individual would-be torturer. A 'never-say-never' utilitarian position is pitted against a 'minimal absolutist' view that some acts are never justifiable, and that torture is one such act. It then looks at the issues that arise once a state has decided to sanction torture in extreme situations: when, how, and whom to torture; the institutionalization of torture; its effects on society; and its efficacy in combatting terrorism in the shorter and longer runs. Four models of legalized torture are next examined-including current ones in Israel and the USA and the idea of torture warrants. Finally, related legal issues are analyzed; among them the lawfulness of coercive interrogation under international law and attempts to allow torture 'only' after the fact, for instance by applying the criminal law defence of necessity. A 'minimal absolutist' view - under which torture, whether by private individuals or by state officials, must be prohibited absolutely in law, policy and practice, and allowing no exceptions for ticking bomb situations - is defended throughout.

Buy Why Not Torture Terrorists? book by Yuval Ginbar from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780199540914
ISBN-10: 0199540918
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 30mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Yuval Ginbar

Why Not Torture Terrorists? by Yuval Ginbar Why Not Torture Terrorists?, Paperback (February 2010)

This book addresses a dilemma at the heart of counter-terrorism: Is it ever justifiable to torture terrorists when innocent lives are at stake? The book analyses the moral arguments and presents a passionate defence of prohibition. It also examines current State practice and the models of legalising torture suggested in Israel and the US.

» View all books by Yuval Ginbar

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Why Not Torture Terrorists? book by Yuval Ginbar and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Yuval Ginbar

Yuval Ginbar serves as a legal adviser to Amnesty International and a senior adviser to the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Yuval Ginbar close
Why Not Torture Terrorists? by Yuval Ginbar
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close