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3428. The Politics of Torture

Also offered as: HRTS 3428

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of the usage of torture by state and non-state actors. Questions include, "Why is torture perpetrated?" "What domestic and international legal frameworks and issues related to the use of torture?" "How effective are existing legal prohibitions and remedies?" "Who tortures?" and "How does torture affect transitional justice?"