An End to Torture: Strategies for its Eradication

An End to Torture: Strategies for its Eradication

By: Bertil Duner (editor), Nigel Rodley (foreword_author)Paperback

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It is now more then ten years since the UN Convention against Torture came into force in 1987. Yet, as human rights organizations testify, the practice has by no means been successfully brought to an end. In this wide-ranging volume, some of the world's leading authorities on the subject examine various aspects of the question and assess the positive prospects for change that may now exist. The contributors look at the state of international law, including the groundbreaking criminal tribunals in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. They survey the continuing existence of torture worldwide, paying special attention to a more thorough understanding of its perpetrators, to the gendered stereotype of the torture victim as a male prisoner of conscience, and to the complex problem of the involvement of non-state actors in torture. They focus on the treatment and rehabilitation of torture and the question of asylum. The concluding Parts examine the current state of the international struggle against torture, including the relatively new institution of truth commissions, as well as the role of NGOs, pressure by governments and public opinion generally.

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* Contents* PART 1: International Law*1. Torture: International rules and procedures - Love Kellberg.*2. The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture based on Prevention and Cooperation - Ann Marie Pennegard* PART 2: The Crime of Torture*3. Perpetrators of torture: towards a more thorough understanding - Eric Sottas.*4. 'Dance, Sister, Dance': women, torture and the politics of home and state - Lisa Kois.*5. Atrocities by non-state actors - Bertil Duner* PART 3: Helping the Victims of Torture*6. Treatment of victims for torture: a holistic approach - Edith Montgomery and Lone Jacobsen.*7. Treatment centers in 'torturing states' - Ingrid Ask, Juan Almendares Bonilla, Terrence Dowdall, Selim Olcer.*8. Torture, fleeing and the treatment of asylum seekers - Bent Sorensen* PART 4: The Struggle Against Torture*9. Foreign policy and torture: extending governmental commitment to freedom from torture beyond national borders? - Katarina Tomasevski.*10. Confronting the legacy of torture: the contribution of truth commissions - Priscilla B Hayner.*11. Combatting torture: the role of non-governmental organizations - Rita Maran* PART 5: Final Reflections*12. On the prevention of torture - Manfred Nowak.*13. Challenges for the future - Inge Genefke

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  • publication date: 01/07/1998
  • ISBN13: 9781856496223
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781856496223
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 1856496228

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