Teaching Torture

Beth Van Schaack, Ronald C. Slye, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW & ITS ENFORCEMENT, Foundation Press, 2010

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-16

61 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2009 Last revised: 16 Dec 2009

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Beth Van Schaack

Stanford Law School

Ronald C. Slye

Independent; Seattle University School of Law

Date Written: September 16, 2009

Abstract

This chapter, to appear in the 2nd edition of Beth Van Schaack & Ron Slye's International Criminal Law & Its Enforcement (Foundation Press 2010), covers the crime of torture under international criminal law. It begins with a doctrinal discussion of the elements of torture as elucidated in the international criminal law jurisprudence with a focus on cases concerning gender-based violence and sex crimes. It then enables a comparison of this established doctrine with the "torture memos" produced during the administration of President Bush. Using a rich set of Notes, Questions and Problems, the chapter offers a compelling tool for teaching about torture.

Suggested Citation

Van Schaack, Beth and Slye, Ronald C., Teaching Torture (September 16, 2009). Beth Van Schaack, Ronald C. Slye, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW & ITS ENFORCEMENT, Foundation Press, 2010, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1474435

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