SageLaw section on torture
A digest of various torture-related issues in the news.
Torture as it is described in literature, history, and news analysis.
Includes the Yoo/Bybee "torture memos," CIA Inspector General review and anti-torture statutes
University of California, Berkeley law professor John Yoo, author of the so-called “torture memos” written for the Bush administration, defended his legal reasoning at recent forum at Chapman University.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s ongoing public defense of “enhanced interrogation methods” bears ironic resemblance to two literary critiques of language and torture – to be found in Franz Kafka’s short story, “In the Penal Colony,” and George Orwell’s essay, “Politics and the English Language.”
Former German POWs reflect on their time in captivity in the U.S. during World War II.