Torture, Necessity, and the Union of Law & Philosophy

9 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2008  

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan

University of Virginia, School of Law

Abstract

This brief essay critiques the torture memoranda's use of the necessity defense from the perspectives of criminal law doctrine, criminal law theory, and moral philosophy.

Keywords: torture, necessity

Suggested Citation

Ferzan, Kimberly Kessler, Torture, Necessity, and the Union of Law & Philosophy. Rutgers Law Journal Vol. 36, No. 1, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116696

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (Contact Author)

University of Virginia, School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

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