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: 9 Nov 2021

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Beth Van Schaack

Stanford Law School

Ronald C. Slye

Seattle University School of Law; Independent

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. 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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