ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Torture, the Public Secret

Torture, the Public Secret

The current war on terror raises troubling questions with regard to torture and the attempts to justify it. Are there exceptional situations that warrant the practice of torture? Are we in fact seeing a redefinition of not merely an entrenched covenant of international human rights but a more fundamental redefinition of what it takes to be recognised as a human being?

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