Readership: Human Rights and legal professionals, academics and advanced students in philosophy, politics and law interested in the arguments surrounding the prohibition on torture and the 'war on terror'.
Yuval Ginbar, Legal Adviser, Amnesty International
Sir Nigel Rodley: Foreword
Part I: Private Morality: Is it Morally Justifiable for an Individual to Torture a Terrorist in Order to Save Many Innocent Lives?
2: The wider moral Issue: Do consequences or 'no go areas' determine what is ethical in an extreme situation?
3: Consequentialist argument for torturing in a ticking bomb situation
4: The minimal absolutist approach I: anti-absolutism as morally untenable
5: The minimal absolutist approach II: Arguments for an absolute prohibition on torture
Part II: Public, Practical Morality: Is it Morally Justifiable for a State to Torture in Order to Save Many Innocent Lives?
7: Is there a 'public morality' that is distinct from 'private morality'?
8: 'Slippery slope' and other dangers
Part III: Legalising Torture 1 - Four Models
10: The Landau model in Israel
11: The 'torture warrants' model
12: Israel's High Court of Justice model
13: The USA's 'high value detainees' model
Part IV: Legalising Torture 2 - Three Issues
15: Is it (internationally) legal? Is it torture?
16: The 'defence of necessity' model as legal grounds for torture
Part V: Conclusions
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