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The Ethics of Torture: Definitions, History, and Institutions  

Rebecca Evans

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Nov 2012
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Jan 2018
International law defines torture as the intentional infliction of intense suffering aimed at forcing someone to reveal information, punishing unwanted behavior or inspiring fear in a ... More

The Ethics of Torture in the Context of the War on Terror  

Rebecca Evans

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Dec 2019
Despite an absolute prohibition against torture, countries throughout the world continue to engage in ill-treatment and torture, often during times of national stress, when perceived others ... More

Utilitarianism and International Ethics  

Gerard Elfstrom

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Utilitarianism is inextricably linked to international ethics. The roots of the principle of utility can be traced to the 18th and 19th centuries, when it was employed by thinkers such as ... More

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