Perception, practice and proximity. Qualifying threats as psychological torture in international law.

@article{Cakal2021PerceptionPA,
  title={Perception, practice and proximity. Qualifying threats as psychological torture in international law.},
  author={Ergun Cakal and MaryAnn de Ruiter},
  journal={Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture},
  year={2021},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          19-36
        }
}
  • Ergun Cakal, MaryAnn de Ruiter
  • Published 2021
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture
BACKGROUND International law prohibits threats made by state officials when amounting to torture or other forms of ill-treatment (hereafter "ill-treatment"). Yet, there remains a pressing need to better distinguish in practice the threatening acts which amount to torture or illtreatment (and as prohibited) from acts which fall short. Responding to this need, this article reviews the literature and offers a discussion towards functionally conceptualising and, in turn, qualifying threats as… Expand
Defining and documenting threats in the context of ill-treatment and torture. Medical and psychological perspectives.
  • P. Pérez-Sales
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture
  • 2021
TLDR
This editorial aims to partly fill the gap in theoretical reflection on what threats are, what types exist and how they impact the survivor, providing a framework of understanding that will hopefully improve conceptual and practical assessment, documentation and qualification. Expand

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