The Myth of the Virtuous Torturer: Two Defences of the Absolute Ban on Torture (Book Review Essay)

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 46, pp. 853-870, 2008

18 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2010  

Craig Forcese

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: February 1, 2009

Abstract

Review essay on Yuval Ginbar, Why Not Torture Terrorists? Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the “Ticking Time Bomb” Justification for Torture (Oxford University Press, 2008) (414 pages) and Richard Matthews, The Absolute Violation: Why Torture Must be Prohibited (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008) (238 pages).

Keywords: torture, terrorism, counter-terrorism

Suggested Citation

Forcese, Craig, The Myth of the Virtuous Torturer: Two Defences of the Absolute Ban on Torture (Book Review Essay) (February 1, 2009). Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 46, pp. 853-870, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1625514

Craig Forcese (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.cforcese.ca

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