What Practices Constitute Torture? US and UN Standards

  title={What Practices Constitute Torture? US and UN Standards},
  author={Manfred Nowak},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  pages={809 - 841}
  • M. Nowak
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Human Rights Quarterly
This article is a response to the attempts of the US government to redefine torture in a highly restrictive sense and at the same time distinguishing it from other forms of cruel inhuman or degrading treatment (CIDT). To this end, the author undertakes a short analysis of the understanding of the concept of torture and CIDT by the present US Government and asks whether this interpretation corresponds to the definition of torture in Article 1, Convention against Torture (CAT). An analysis of the… Expand
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