Essay about Torture Against Human Rights

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Torture Against Human Rights Iain Banks once stated on the topic of torture, “torture is such a slippery slope; as soon you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons” (goodreads). When used in the appropriate way, torture can be very effective; however, it is often taken advantage of and is never acceptable. It has shown in the past that once a country has been accused of using torture, all credibility is lost and they are understandably looked down on. Torture is an extreme violation of human rights. Torture was started by early Romans dating back to 530 A.D. It was usually mainly used on criminals and slaves. Although they were …show more content…
Torture Against Human Rights Iain Banks once stated on the topic of torture, “torture is such a slippery slope; as soon you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons” (goodreads). When used in the appropriate way, torture can be very effective; however, it is often taken advantage of and is never acceptable. It has shown in the past that once a country has been accused of using torture, all credibility is lost and they are understandably looked down on. Torture is an extreme violation of human rights. Torture was started by early Romans dating back to 530 A.D. It was usually mainly used on criminals and slaves. Although they were hesitant to use torture, it does not at all mean that they took it lightly. Very violent forms of torture were used on criminals (Kenneth Pennington). They matched the method of torture to the crime that was committed. If the crime was bad enough, the criminal being tortured was never released just tortured until the point of death. The Enlightenment brought an end to torture, at least for a little while (Camilla Greene). During the Enlightenment laws got less strict, and people began to get away with a lot more than they usually would have. Torture became a thing of the past for most parts of the world. Torture was brought back during the middle ages. In early roman society, Huns, Magyars Bulgars, and Avars starting invading Rome. They
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