El debate sobre la regularización de la tortura en la «guerra contra el terror»

Mariano Aguirre

Abstract


In the current context of the War on Terror laid out by the US government, the current debate on the regularization of torture is considered a priority in order to safeguard democracy and the rule of law. This is how US rulers and intellectuals close to them have been acting. This article highlights that precisely, the regularization of torture would undermine the legitimacy of the rule of law. The ideas elaborated by the group of jurists were, and continue to be, spread by President Bush and its administration, along with academics and journalists in media. The outcome of it gravely threatens Human Rights protection by the international system, especially because one of the most powerful countries in the world, and one of the most prestigious country regarding Human Rights protection and promotion, is officially legitimizing their violation.

Published online: 11 December 2017


Keywords


United States; War on Terror; torture; rule of law; regularization; human rights

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18543/aahdh-4-2007pp69-88

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