The paper approachs the issue "Torture" from a historical perspective. It looks back to renaissance and enlightenment debates about torture as a mean of interrogation, and finds disturbing parallels between those debates and today's political situation. In this context it is particularly instructive the argument of Ch. Thomasius about the political character of torture: it is not simply a mean of interrogation, but a tool for the powerful against their enemies.

Torture, between Law and Politics: A Retrospective View / M. Lalatta Costerbosa. - STAMPA. - (2009), pp. 139-146.

Torture, between Law and Politics: A Retrospective View

LALATTA COSTERBOSA, MARINA
2009

Abstract

The paper approachs the issue "Torture" from a historical perspective. It looks back to renaissance and enlightenment debates about torture as a mean of interrogation, and finds disturbing parallels between those debates and today's political situation. In this context it is particularly instructive the argument of Ch. Thomasius about the political character of torture: it is not simply a mean of interrogation, but a tool for the powerful against their enemies.
2009
Torture: Moral Absolutes and Ambiguities
139
146
Torture, between Law and Politics: A Retrospective View / M. Lalatta Costerbosa. - STAMPA. - (2009), pp. 139-146.
M. Lalatta Costerbosa
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