eBook Human Rights in Focus: Torture, 1st Edition

  • Bradley Steffens
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  • ISBN-10: 1682822362
  • ISBN-13: 9781682822364
  • DDC: 364.6
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Torture is currently practiced in at least 122 nations and by several paramilitary groups—a direct violation of human rights. The tortured include prisoners of war, political dissenters, members of a persecuted religion, and victims of drug wars. The book discusses various types of torture, who uses it and why, its consequences, and steps being taken to reduce its use worldwide.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: A Darkening World.
1: Torture in the Twenty-First Century.
2: What Constitutes Torture?.
3: Is Torture Ever Justified?.
4: The Consequences of Torture.
5: What Can Be Done to Reduce Torture?.
Source Notes.
How to Get Involved.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.