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Ethical Contemplations On Counterterrorism Interrogation, Torture And Analysing Process Potency

Ishaan Deepak Joshi, NALSAR University of Law & MIT-WPU Faculty of Law


Interrogation strategies can be categorised along a continuum, ranging from the most severe and least efficacious techniques on one end, to the least severe and most efficacious techniques on the other end. This piece will assume the use of interrogations aimed at individuals who are suspected of criminal activities, such as terrorists or other illegal militants. It will specifically focus on suspects, excluding typical soldiers or disorganised militants who adhere to the laws of war. The individuals in question will be designated as interrogators, without explicit specification of the governmental agency to which they belong. There is a growing scientific consensus regarding optimal approaches in the field of interrogation. Government agencies across the globe have initiated the training of their professionals in techniques of interrogation having a solid foundation in rapport development and having scientific legitimacy. These methods are considered to be both practical and morally superior to older approaches that rely on emotional coercion or deceit in order to overcome or bypass the will of the individual being interrogated.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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