"Befogging reason, undermining will: Understanding the prohibition of sleep deprivation as torture and ill-treatment in international law.

  title={"Befogging reason, undermining will: Understanding the prohibition of sleep deprivation as torture and ill-treatment in international law.},
  author={Ergun Cakal},
  journal={Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture},
  volume={29 2},
  • Ergun Cakal
  • Published 30 October 2019
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture
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