Torture Truth and Justice

Torture  Truth and Justice

This book highlights how, and why, torture is such a compelling tool for states and other powerful actors.

Author: Elizabeth Stanley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203416594

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book highlights how, and why, torture is such a compelling tool for states and other powerful actors. While torture has a short-term use value for perpetrators, it also creates a devastating legacy for victims, their families and communities. In exposing such repercussions, this book addresses the questions ‘What might torture victims need to move forward from their violation?’ and ‘How can official responses provide truth or justice for torture victims?’ Building on observations, documentary analysis and over seventy interviews with both torture victims and transitional justice workers this book explores how torture was used, suffered and resisted in Timor-Leste. The author investigates the extent to which transitional justice institutions have provided justice for torture victims; illustrating how truth commissions and international courts operate together and reflecting on their successes and weaknesses with reference to wider social, political and economic conditions. Stanley also details victims’ experiences of torture and highlights how they experience life in the newly built state of Timor-Leste Tracking the past, present and future of human rights, truth and justice for victims in Timor-Leste, Torture, Truth and Justice will be of interest to students, professionals and scholars of Asian studies, International Studies, Human Rights and Social Policy.
Categories: Political Science

Truth and Justice

Truth and Justice

That's why an amnesty will be so terrible , because it will perpetuate the torture
itself . 22 In this context , the quest for truth stands as a clear rejection of the
authoritarian version of reality and marks a re - assertion of civilian power over
the ...

Author: Daphne Humphreys

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822006436935

Category: Civil-military relations

Page: 222

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Categories: Civil-military relations

Paraguay an Encouraging Victory in the Search for Truth and Justice

Paraguay  an Encouraging Victory in the Search for Truth and Justice

They were then transferred to the Department of Investigations where they were
brutally tortured . They were held for over a year and one of them for two years .
After the change of goverment , the peasants charged Coronel , Almada and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173020680401

Category: Human rights

Page: 32

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Categories: Human rights

The Truth Machines

The Truth Machines

Tools of Justice: Non-discrimination and the Indian Constitution. New Delhi:
Routledge, 2012. Katju, Justice Markandey."Torture as a Challenge to Civil
Society and the Administration to Justice." Supreme Court Cases Journal 2 (2000
): 39–43.

Author: Jinee Lokaneeta

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780472054398

Category: Forensic sciences

Page: 264

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"Using case studies and the results of extensive fieldwork, this book considers the nature of state power and legal violence in liberal democracies by focusing on the interaction between law, science, and policing in India. The postcolonial Indian police have often been accused of using torture in both routine and exceptional criminal cases, but they, and forensic psychologists, have claimed that lie detectors, brain scans, and narcoanalysis (the use of "truth serum," Sodium Pentothal) represent a paradigm shift away from physical torture; most state high courts in India have upheld this rationale. The Truth Machines examines the emergence and use of these three scientific techniques to analyze two primary themes. First, the book questions whether existing theoretical frameworks for understanding state power and legal violence are adequate to explain constant innovations of the state. Second, it explores the workings of law, science, and policing in the everyday context to generate a theory of state power and legal violence, challenging the monolithic frameworks about this relationship, based on a study of both state and non-state actors. Jinee Lokaneeta argues that the attempt to replace physical torture with truth machines in India fails because it relies on a confessional paradigm that is contiguous with torture. Her work also provides insights into a police institution that is founded and refounded in its everyday interactions between state and non-state actors. Theorizing a concept of Contingent State, this book demonstrates the disaggregated, and decentered nature of state power and legal violence, creating possible sites of critique and intervention"--
Categories: Forensic sciences

Algeria Struggle for Truth and Justice

Algeria  Struggle for Truth and Justice

In his personal account, Algeria: Struggle for Truth and Justice, he follows French and French Algerian sources that argue that le pouvoir, generals of the security forces, the DRS, manipulating armed Islamists, were behind the ...

Author: Roger Goldsmith

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781838594800

Category: History

Page: 216

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Bodies lying in pools of blood in the streets of Algiers all day, buildings destroyed by bombs and fire, up to a million French and others fleeing the country... Roger Goldsmith arrived in Algeria six months before a joyful Algerian independence from France, followed by a violent Algerian military takeover and two military coups. In his personal account, Algeria: Struggle for Truth and Justice, he follows French and French Algerian sources that argue that le pouvoir, generals of the security forces, the DRS, manipulating armed Islamists, were behind the assassination of a president, the hijacking of a plane, some 200,000 deaths, torture and perhaps 18,000 enforced disappearances in the 1990s. The tragedy of the 1990s has been presented as a ‘national tragedy’ with nobody responsible for crimes against humanity. Voluntary work for Amnesty International on the human rights situation there led Roger to work on behalf of families of the disappeared. Later, he assisted Nassera Dutour, who has been leading and inspiring families in 20 years of struggle, vainly seeking information about their relatives. Is Algeria now at a turning point in its history? Since February 2019, hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps millions, many of them young, have marched peaceably in the streets of Algiers and throughout the country demanding change, democracy and an end to military rule. Might it now be possible for families to look forward to the day when their efforts to obtain truth and justice are successful and those responsible are tried before an International Criminal Court?’.
Categories: History

A History of Infamy

A History of Infamy

"This is a highly original, important, and compelling contribution to the history of modern Mexico specifically and to the history of crime and punishment more generally.

Author: Pablo Piccato

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520292611

Category: History

Page: 368

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"A History of Infamy explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and the truth in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Facing the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system in post-revolutionary times, Mexicans sought truth and justice outside state institutions. During this time, the criminal news beat and crime fiction flourished. Civil society's search for truth and justice lead, paradoxically, to the normalization of extrajudicial violence and neglect for the rights of victims. As Piccato demonstrates, ordinary people in Mexico have made crime and punishment central concerns of the public sphere during the last century, and in doing so have shaped how crime and violence took form over time"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Truth and Justice Can t Wait

Truth and Justice Can t Wait

On April 27 , 2007 , the Special Immigration Appeals Commission ruled that the
United Kingdom could not return two terrorism suspects to Libya due to the risk of
torture and unfair trials , a decision confirmed in appeal on April 9 , 2008.18 12 ...

Author: Heba Morayef

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133233903

Category: Civil rights

Page: 77

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"Truth and Justice Can't Wait examines recent human rights developments in Libya, focusing on areas of limited progress, and the institutional barriers that attempts to improve human rights protection run up against. New newspapers have expanded the space for free expression, but penal code provisions continue to criminalize free speech; journalists face harassment and litigation for expressing critical views. There is virtually no freedom of association for Libyan citizens, including those wanting to establish their own human rights groups. The Justice Ministry has proposed revisions to the penal code, and has challenged many cases of arbitrary detention by the Internal Security Agency. But the Agency remains unaccountable, despite being responsible for systematic violations of Libyan rights, including the detention of political prisoners, enforced disappearances and deaths in custody. The government has finally begun moves to compensate families of the victims of the 1996 massacre of 1200 men at Abu Salim prison, but has failed to provide a public account of what happened, or to punish those responsible. The families of the victims have shown unprecedented activism and demonstrated publicly in Benghazi over the past year despite intimidation and occasional arrest."--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Civil rights

The Law of Torture

The Law of Torture

The text - writers hold that prisoners who make or take remedies to harden the
body against torture should be ... thau the upright mind of the judge himself ,
when he directs it solely to the end of attaining the way of truth and justice , and
not to ...

Author: James Clarke Welling

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437123054583

Category: Human rights

Page: 23

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Categories: Human rights

Searching for Truth Justice and the American Way

Searching for Truth  Justice  and the American Way

Furthermore, it is well known that people who are tortured will say anything they
think their interrogators want to hear in ... her torturers told prisoners that “if guilty,
they would be tortured until they confessed, 106 Searching for Truth and Justice.

Author: Corbin Fowler

Publisher: CWG PRESS

ISBN: 9780978818616

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

View: 651

An insightful look at today's issues Corbin Fowler presents essays and letters that address classical philosophy as well as current events. It's an accessible and highly interesting viewpoint of life in America today. An accessible discourse on philosophy
Categories: Philosophy

The Medical Profession and Human Rights

The Medical Profession and Human Rights

Ethical Issues in the Care of Torture Survivors / 427 Ethical Issues Arising from
Other Organized Violence / 436 Conclusions / 438 443 17 Truth or Justice ?
Terms and Concepts / 443 Are the Issues Relevant to the Medical Profession ?

Author: British Medical Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002765254

Category: Medical

Page: 561

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The BMA decided to take a thorough new look at the complex interface between medical practitioners and possible abuses of human rights. Its major new report takes its examples from all over the world. It ranges across a great variety of issues, including abuse of institutionalized patients, research involving humans, trade in human organs, doctors and asylum seekers, prison doctors, forensic doctors, the rehabilitation of torture victims, and medical involvement in armed conflicts and weapons research. The BMA decided to take a thorough new look at the complex interface between medical practitioners and possible abuses of human rights. Its major new report takes its examples from all over the world. It ranges across a great variety of issues, including abuse of institutionalized patients, research involving humans, trade in human organs, doctors and asylum seekers, prison doctors, forensic doctors, the rehabilitation of torture victims, and medical involvement in armed conflicts and weapons research.
Categories: Medical

Torture and Truth

Torture and Truth

... Department of Justice ) ( “ In an effort to overcome this unacceptable element of
vagueness ( in the term “ mental pain ” ) , we have proposed an understanding
which defines severe mental pain constituting torture with sufficient specificity ...

Author: Mark Danner

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: UOM:39015060380915

Category: History

Page: 580

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Includes the torture photographs in color and the full texts of the secret administration memos on torture and the investigative reports on the abuses at Abu Ghraib. In the spring of 2004, graphic photographs of Iraqi prisoners being tortured by American soldiers in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison flashed around the world, provoking outraged debate. Did they depict the rogue behavior of "a few bad apples"? Or did they in fact reveal that the US government had decided to use brutal tactics in the "war on terror"? The images are shocking, but they do not tell the whole story. The abuses at Abu Ghraib were not isolated incidents but the result of a chain of deliberate decisions and failures of command. To understand how "Hooded Man" and "Leashed Man" could have happened, Mark Danner turns to the documents that are collected for the first time in this book. These documents include secret government memos, some never before published, that portray a fierce argument within the Bush administration over whether al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners were protected by the Geneva Conventions and how far the US could go in interrogating them. There are also official reports on abuses at Abu Ghraib by the International Committee of the Red Cross, by US Army investigators, and by an independent panel chaired by former defense secretary James R. Schlesinger. In sifting this evidence, Danner traces the path by which harsh methods of interrogation approved for suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and Guant‡namo "migrated" to Iraq as resistance to the US occupation grew and US casualties mounted. Yet as Mark Danner writes, the real scandal here is political: it "is not about revelation or disclosure but about the failure, once wrongdoing is disclosed, of politicians, officials, the press, and, ultimately, citizens to act." For once we know the story the photos and documents tell, we are left with the questions they pose for our democratic society: Does fighting a "new kind of war" on terror justify torture? Who will we hold responsible for deciding to pursue such a policy, and what will be the moral and political costs to the country?
Categories: History

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The Truth , Justice , and Reconciliation Commission , whose mandate included
the investigation of alleged cases of torture since independence , collected
statements and held public hearings across the country . A report of its findings
was ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044135427755

Category: Civil rights

Page:

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Categories: Civil rights

Memory Truth and Justice in Contemporary Latin America

Memory  Truth  and Justice in Contemporary Latin America

This powerful text provides the first systematic analysis of the second wave of memory and justice mobilization throughout the region.

Author: Roberta Villalón

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442267268

Category: History

Page: 280

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As new social actors have emerged in Latin America, the process of dealing with the legacy of still-unresolved human rights abuses has been significantly reinvigorated. This powerful text provides the first systematic analysis of the second wave of memory and justice mobilization throughout the region. A multidisciplinary group of authors, many from the global south, consider the changed political, economic, and social conditions that have led to new forms of social action. They trace the growth of human rights groups as fundamental political organizations in the post-dictatorship era, the participation of public authorities in the investigation and persecution of human rights abusers, and the implementation of national and international human rights legislation. Pairing clear explanations of concepts and debates with cases studies, the book offers a unique opportunity for students to understand and interpret the history and politics of a range of Latin American countries.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Human Rights

Historical Dictionary of Human Rights

Non-gov- ernmental organization created in 1998 with initial funding from
Amnesty International and the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of
Torture to represent torture survivors in their legal efforts to seek truth, justice, and
redress.

Author: Jacques Fomerand

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781538123065

Category:

Page: 960

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The second edition of Historical Dictionary of Human Rights contains a chronology, an introduction, an extensive bibliography and the dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries.
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Gender Justice and the Law

Gender Justice and the Law

L/V/II. Doc. 207, Washington, DC: OAS. ———. 2013. Truth, Justice and ... “
Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment.” A/HRC/22/53. ———. January 5, 2016. “
Report of the ...

Author: Elaine Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781683932406

Category:

Page: 308

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Shaped by politics and policy, Gender Justice and the Law presents a collection of essays that contribute to understanding how theoretical practices of intersectionality relate to structures of inequality and relations formed as a result of their interaction.
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Human Rights Internet Reporter

Human Rights Internet Reporter

6424.000 -- Americas Watch (AW), Chile: The Struggle for Truth and Justice for
Past Human Rights Violations. News for Americas ... 15 p. ENG. This report
details some of the nearly 50 cases of torture or ill-treatment received by AI since
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106012008063

Category: Civil rights

Page:

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Categories: Civil rights

Transitional Justice

Transitional Justice

Foreword - Nelson Mandela

Author: Neil J. Kritz

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1878379437

Category: Political Science

Page: 672

View: 733

Assembles a rich variety of legal, political, and philosophical perspectives on how societies can deal with the legacy of repression.
Categories: Political Science