This paper focuses on the recent debate on re-legalizing torture in the context of the so-called “war on terrorism”. The essay moves from a definition of the concept of law as limitation of force and of democracy as a political ideal, not only as a method of government. It underlines, moreover, the extreme violence connected to torture as such. These two elements: the concept of law and the nature of torture show the fallacy of the principle arguments for torture today. In particular, the A. criticizes the so-called “dignity vs. dignity” (in German, Würde gegen Würde) argument and the related premodern interpretation of the idea of human dignity.

“Dignità contro dignità”? Sulla natura antidemocratica della tortura / Marina Lalatta Costerbosa. - In: REVISTA DE LA FACULTAD DE DERECHO DE MEXICO. - ISSN 2448-8933. - STAMPA. - LXIX, 274:Mayo-Agosto(2019), pp. 437-462. [10.22201/fder.24488933e.2019.274-1.69954]

“Dignità contro dignità”? Sulla natura antidemocratica della tortura

Marina Lalatta Costerbosa
2019

Abstract

This paper focuses on the recent debate on re-legalizing torture in the context of the so-called “war on terrorism”. The essay moves from a definition of the concept of law as limitation of force and of democracy as a political ideal, not only as a method of government. It underlines, moreover, the extreme violence connected to torture as such. These two elements: the concept of law and the nature of torture show the fallacy of the principle arguments for torture today. In particular, the A. criticizes the so-called “dignity vs. dignity” (in German, Würde gegen Würde) argument and the related premodern interpretation of the idea of human dignity.
2019
“Dignità contro dignità”? Sulla natura antidemocratica della tortura / Marina Lalatta Costerbosa. - In: REVISTA DE LA FACULTAD DE DERECHO DE MEXICO. - ISSN 2448-8933. - STAMPA. - LXIX, 274:Mayo-Agosto(2019), pp. 437-462. [10.22201/fder.24488933e.2019.274-1.69954]
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