prohibition against torture

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prohibition against torture

    Every modern nation, except George Bush’s United States of America, has a prohibition against torture.

    “Well, folks, looks like the architect of U.S. torture policy is about to become attorney general. After 200 years of sanctions against it, torture has just been mainstreamed by our elected leaders. Time for Americans to re-think what we mean by our “values”. ” —Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury, 17 January 2005

constitutional examples

    [Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica, Article I, Section 10:] No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.

treaty examples

    [United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 5:] No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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