Justified torture preventing terrorism often requires a choice of evils: to target terrorists and their leaders, knowing civilians will be killed to collect massive amounts of private data in an effort to track terrorists to detain potential terrorists without trial but perhaps no choice of evils is more controversial than. The european court of human rights did something this week that is rarely done by the courts, they offered an opinion into which practices can be seen as torture, and which cannot the case, ireland v united kingdom, involved 14 ' hooded men', who were irish nationals tortured by british soldiers in. (overall, americans say 59-31 that it was justified) and as long as people believe torturing terrorism detainees leads to valuable information, the cia's interrogation program — and torture in general — are unlikely to face a major public backlash this is the unhappy reality being confronted by democrats. Nearly half of americans believe it acceptable to torture enemy combatants, according to a new survey which suggests that 15 years of warfare have significantly recast american attitudes on torture the poll, conducted by the international committee of the red cross (icrc), found that 46% of americans. Voice your opinion argue if you think torture is ever justified see what other people are saying about torture.
World renowned torture experts speak out against the practice torture has crept its way back into us mainstream political discourse republican nominee donald trump has unabashedly called for waterboarding suspects the technique was scrapped by the bush administration in 2006 as ineffective. It would be perfectly acceptable to begin torturing him to find the bomb there are all sorts of really convoluted beliefs that torture is never justified and or the results are unreliable but give the nuclear bomb's existence in a city center and the constrained timetable, it would be perfectly acceptable to combine. Don't let arguments for torture go unchallenged watch this video where former us president carter, the un special rapporteur on torture and others raise the. If you have the slightest belief that hanging this man by his thumbs, or some other method of torture, will get you the information to save a million people, are you justified in doing so not only is it permissible it is a moral duty however rare the cases, there are circumstances in which torture would be required to acquire.
Abstract this article discusses allegations of the widespread use of torture on terrorist suspects and evidence that the us administration authorised and condoned its use its main focus is the subsequent and misplaced academic debate which concedes that torture in certain catastrophic circumstances is morally. As donald trump's administration reviews us policies on the detainment and interrogation of terrorism suspects, the public is divided over whether it is ever acceptable for the country to use torture in anti-terror efforts overall, 48% say there are some circumstances under which the use of torture is. People are divided about whether governments should torture people suspected of terrorism torture involves severe physical or emotional pain to gain information from someone the pew research center asked people in 38 nations if they believe torture is justified to gain information from suspected. From these three grounds upon which moral justifications can be made, we can generate two broad answers to the question of whether or not torture can be justified the first response is the 'output argument' or the supposed utility and consequences of the act of torture does torture yield desirable.
Whether or not torture is an acceptable act is a very subjective issue and should not be taken lightly torturing an innocent person for sensitive information is almost never acceptable, but torturing a terrorist who wants to kill innocents is usually deemed to be okay if the information gained through torturing is enough to stop. Nearly half (46%) of americans polled by the international committee of the red cross (icrc) think it is acceptable to torture captured enemy combatants “to obtain important military information” and 33% believe that torture is a “part of war” only nigerians (70%) and israelis (50%) were more comfortable. Here's how the editorial explains it: as an undercover cia officer, ms haspel played a direct role in the agency's 'extraordinary rendition program,' under which suspected militants were remanded to foreign governments and held at secret facilities, where they were tortured by agency personnel. The problems of torture can be illustrated with the 'ticking bomb' scenario: is it acceptable to torture someone if it results in saving thousands of lives.
But the reason for these results, eichenberg says, may lie in the pew poll's slanted question: “do you think the use of torture against suspected terrorists in order to gain important information can often be justified, sometimes be justified, rarely be justified or never be justified” “first, the poll is based on a. Federal court of appeals judge richard a posner believes the strict ban on torture should be left in place even though torture may be justified in some extreme cases if rules are made permitting torture in some circumstances, he says, officials will try “to explore the outer bounds of the rules having been regularized, the. A utilitarian thinker may believe, when the overall outcome of lives saved due to torture are positive, torture can be justified the intended outcome of an action is held as the primary factor in determining its merit or morality the opposite view is the deontological, from greek deon (duty), which proposes general rules and.
Before answering the question why is torture justified for national security, this educator feels compelled to emphasize that what follows is a justification for torture that does not recommend nor endorse the use of torture under any circumstance the debate over the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, such as.
Nearly two-thirds of people in the us say torture can be justified to obtain information from suspected terrorists, according to a reuters/ipsos poll released wednesday the survey found 25 percent said the use of torture can often be justified to use against suspected terrorists to extract information about. Most americans think torture can be justified, but hardly anyone thinks rectal feeding is acceptable this week saw the release of a long-awaited senate report detailing the post-9/11 cia detention and interrogation program with a focus on the agency's the use of torture according to the report,. Officially a thing of the dark ages, torture is still used today many prisoners of war are tortured for information, as are suspects in malicious crimes yet, according to the geneva conventions, “torture, cruel or inhuman treatment and outrages upon personal dignity” is legally prohibited although this has been ratified by 194. Are we living in dick cheney's america all of the numbers say yes first, there's the new poll from abc news and the washington post, which finds a large and supportive majority for torture not only do 59 percent of americans say the torture of suspected terrorists was justified, but 58 percent say torture.