Torture Essay

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It is inevitable, in wars, to hold some enemy fighters captive. In terrorism cases, it is no different. Some organizations have no problem resorting to torture to get information. “First, there are a number of advantages to torturing terrorism suspects. Information obtained from terrorists is often incredibly time-sensitive. The information obtained through torture is used for a variety of purposes. If information is given about an attack taking place in the future, military and government officials can utilize that information in a timely manner to prepare for an attack. Torture allows officials to obtain the information in a timely fashion. Next, many argue that terrorists are deserving of some extra punishment as a result of all the death and misery that they have caused. Torture is a means of providing that extra punishment.” Others think that torture is not only wrong but also ineffective. “While there are definitely some advantages for the torture of terrorists, there are also many disadvantages. Torture is considered by many experts as both impractical and ineffective.” In this paper, it will be clear that torture is wrong and inhumane. Torture of all kinds and proposes is illegal under international and humanitarian law especially under the Geneva Convention: “the term "torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an

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