TITLE

Torture, American Style: A Recipe for Civil Tort Immunity

AUTHOR(S)
Jowanna, Matthew J.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
McGeorge Law Review;Apr2011, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p243
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article tackles issues about civil torture and human rights in the U.S. It explores hypocrisy and self-protection tactics when dealing with torturer employed by the country. It examines how the country has allowed and promoted the availability of civil remedies against foreign torturers. It discusses inequality issues and the application of the Westfall Act to address the issue. Meanwhile, it tackles to international human rights treaties ratified by the U.S. such as the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
ACCESSION #
61347592

 

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