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Part III Counter-terrorism In Practice, 20 Torture, Interrogation, Counter-Terrorism, and the Rule of Law

Richard Pregent

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

Edited By: Ana María Salinas de Frías, Katja Samuel, Nigel D White

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2024

Torture — Prisoners of war — Terrorism — Rule of law — Self-defence — Necessity — Armed conflict, international — Admissibility of evidence
The crucial challenge facing … all democratic nations … is how to effectively respond to the threat of terrorism without abandoning the fundamental human rights principles that are essential to the maintenance of the rule of law and the hallmark of free and democratic societies.1 This chapter deals with the use of coercive interrogation methods by states while combating terrorism. Despite well established prohibitions in both international human rights law and the law of armed conflict, many states have used and continue to use coercion in an effort to extract...
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