Empire of Lies and Torture
Against The Current vol. 111

The Editors
Date Written:  2004-07-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2004
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13049

The prohibition of torture in international conventions is absolute. There are no exceptions for so-called "ticking bombs," for "high-value terrorists" or "illegal enemy combatants" or similar improvised fictions—or for extraterritorial prison camps (Guantanamo) where the jailers exercise absolute power but somehow disclaim the legal responsibilities of "sovereignty."

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