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Torture and the Professions

David J. Luban

Georgetown University Law Center

July 1, 2008

Criminal Justice Ethics, No. 2, pp. 58-65, Summer/Fall 2007

This paper examines the roles played by the learned professions in torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment carried out by the United States in the war on terrorism. It takes lawyers, physicians, psychologists, and anthropologists as its case studies. It originated as the keynote speech at the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics annual meeting in 2007.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: national security, professional ethics, torture, terror

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Date posted: July 2, 2008  

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Luban, David J., Torture and the Professions (July 1, 2008). Criminal Justice Ethics, No. 2, pp. 58-65, Summer/Fall 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1154189

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