Why not torture terrorists? : moral, practical, and legal aspects of the 'ticking bomb' justification for torture /
- Publication info:
- Oxford [UK] ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Osgoode Hall Law School Library
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- Why not torture terrorists? : moral, practical, and legal aspects of the 'ticking bomb' justification for torture / Yuval Ginbar.
- Main Author:
- Ginbar, Yuval.
Oxford [UK] ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2008
- Item Description:
Originally presented as the author's PhD at the Dept. of Law, University of Essex.
- Physical Description:
xxxiii, 414 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -397) and index.
9780199540914 (acid-free)0199540918 (acid-free)
Table of Contents
- Private morality : is it morally justifiable for an individual to torture a terrorist in order to save many innocent lives? The wider moral issue : do consequences or 'no go areas' determine what is ethical in an extreme situation
- Consequentialist argument for torturing in a ticking time bomb situation
- The minimal absolutist approach I : anti-absolutism as morally untenable The minimal absolutist approach II : arguments for an absolute prohibition on torture
- Public, practical morality : is it morally justifiable for a state to torture in order to save many innocent lives? Is there a 'public morality' that is distinct from 'private morality'
- 'Slippery slope and other dangers
- Legalizing torture 1 : four models. The Landau model in Israel
- The 'torture warrants' model
- Israel's High Court of Justice model
- The USA's 'high value detainees' model
- Legalizing torture 2 : three issues. Is it (internationally) legal? is it torture?
- The 'defence of necessity' as legal grounds for torture
- Annex. The 'ticking time bomb' scenario : a few examples.