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Dirty Hands, Clean Conscience? The CIA Inspector General’s Investigation of “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” in the War on Terror and the Torture Debate

Blakeley, Ruth (2011) Dirty Hands, Clean Conscience? The CIA Inspector General’s Investigation of “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” in the War on Terror and the Torture Debate. Journal of Human Rights, 10 (4). pp. 544-561. ISSN 1475-4835. (doi:10.1080/14754835.2011.619406) (KAR id:30157)

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Abstract

The War on Terror has generated fierce debate on torture as a means of thwarting terrorist

and those who seek to uphold the absolute prohibition on torture. Within the utilitarian

use in the fight against terrorism, so that it can be better controlled and regulated. This

2004 Special Review of Counterterrorism, Detention and Interrogation Activities, declassified

contemporary torture apologists. Specifically, the Inspector General’s findings reinforce

conditions are futile, and that, even where torture is permitted by higher authorities,

tends not to be aimed at thwarting imminent threats. Its use by the CIA in the War on

obtained through legitimate means.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14754835.2011.619406
Uncontrolled keywords: Torture, Human Rights, War on Terror, CIA, Rendition, Secret Detention
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Ruth Blakeley
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 12:23 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30157 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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