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Overview page. Subjects: Law — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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Under section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, the offence committed by a public official (or someone with the official's acquiescence) of intentionally inflicting severe...

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Bad Torture — Good Torture?

Florian Jessberger.

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

November 2005; p ublished online November 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; International Law. 7587 words.

The author discusses whether a state agent who applies torture against a suspect in order to prevent the death of one or more innocent persons can successfully plead a ground for excluding...

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Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2013; p ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 459 words.

The United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Torture Convention) Article 1 defines

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torture

Edited by Audrey Blunden.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 460 words.

The United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Torture Convention) Article 1 defines

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Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

October 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 459 words.

The United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Torture Convention) Article 1 defines

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Torture

Howard B. Tolley, Malcolm D. Evans, Nigel S. Rodley and Lutz Oette.

in Encyclopedia of Human Rights

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration. 21128 words.

[This entry contains four subentries, Convention against Torture, European Convention on Prevention of Torture, International Law, and

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Torture

Andrew Clapham.

in Human Rights

November 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration. 4304 words.

The prohibition on torture in the UN Convention against Torture is described in absolute terms, but torture continues around the world. What is the purpose of torture? How has it changed...

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torture

Edited by John P. Grant and J. Craig Barker.

in Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Law. 356 words.

Torture is defined, in art 1(1) of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,

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torture

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 117 words.

botcher, gotcha, top-notcher, watcher, wotcha • imposture, posture • firewatcher • birdwatcher • debaucher, scorcher, torture

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 115 words.

botcher, gotcha, top-notcher, watcher, wotcha • imposture, posture • firewatcher • birdwatcher • debaucher, scorcher, torture

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Torture

Katherine G. V. Fidler and Ruth Erken.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 2758 words.

[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of torture in the Middle East.]

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Torture

Jamil Mujuzi.

in International Law

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: International Law; International Courts and Tribunals; Private International Law and Conflict of Laws; Public International Law. 13809 words.

The use of torture especially to seek the truth has been known to humankind for centuries. Like the use of torture, the campaign to stop the use of torture has also been ongoing for many...

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Torture

Rebecca Sanders.

in Plausible Legality

November 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations; US Politics. 16244 words.

Despite its universal and absolute prohibition in international human rights and humanitarian law, torture has persisted even in liberal democracies. This chapter traces how changing...

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Torture

F.M. Kamm.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War

March 2018; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy; Moral Philosophy. 8837 words.

This chapter examines torture in relation to rescue, prevention, and punishment, beginning with a discussion of what torture is and the differences among various legal and philosophical...

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Torture

S. Megan Berthold.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Gender and Sexuality; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Justice and Human Rights. 14208 words.

Although state-sponsored torture violates human rights and international law, it is a widespread practice worldwide. The effects are profound and extend beyond the targeted individual. This...

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torture

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 83 words.

In his important work De laudibus legum Angliae, Chief Justice Fortescue (c.1385–1477/9) describes torture as being

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 20 words.

sb. XVI. — (O)F. torture or late L. tortūra twisting, writhing, torment, f. tort-; see prec.,

-URE. Hence

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Colin Harvey.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 492 words.

Torture is a gross violation of the dignity of the person and its prohibition has a longstanding basis in national

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torture

Maureen Mulholland.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 169 words.

In his important work De laudibus legum Angliae, Chief Justice Fortescue (c. 1385–1477/9) describes torture as being

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in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 169 words.

In his important work De laudibus legum Angliae, Chief Justice Fortescue (c.1385–1477/9) describes torture as being

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Torture

in The Oxford Companion to International Relations

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: International Relations. 1305 words.

From the Latin torquere (to twist), torture is best defined as a deliberate, sanctioned procedure by which official authority inflicts

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