Essay heading: Morality of Torture
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December 4, 2005
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Not only can torture be unproductive it can also work totally against a nation that uses it. For instance if the U.S. didn't enforce the universally recognized right to not be tortured it could be potentially alienating a slew of international allies.
All over the world torture is forbidden by law and for good reasons...
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United States and international law prohibit torture under all circumstances. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, "no one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." The United States has ratified the Geneva Convention against torture as an act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is inflicted intentionally for purposes such as obtaining information or a confession...
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