Torture: Should It Be Made Illegal?

1631 WordsFeb 2, 20187 Pages
Torture is the act of applying high amounts of pain on a person to force them to give out wanted and vital information. The use of torture has a great impact on those who take part in it and those who are subjected to it. There have been many arguments in favor of the use of torture claiming that its use is beneficial to the nation who chooses to take part in it. However, there are also plenty of arguments claiming that it is both impractical and useless. In 2004, after the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was investigated, the world discovered that the prison used brutal and inhumane methods of torture. It gained global attention in both politics and social aspects. Today, torture still remains as one of the most controversial subjects in history and an agreeable and legitimate conclusion as to whether it should be illegal or accepted has yet to be reached. Still, the use of torture is necessary and is a key component in the defense of a nation. The use of torture has been known to affect both the interrogator and the person being interrogated. Over time people have taken an illogical perspective of the word, torture. It has rapidly spread worldwide and now affects nations as a whole. Human rights advocates and those who are easily disturbed or squeamish, have taken a negative view on the use of it. However, torture can be vital and necessary for the national defense of a country. During terrorism, the human rights law's call for people to “respect and ensure” rights, and
Open Document