Should Torture Be Justified?

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Torture is defined as the intentional infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering for purposes such as obtaining information, a confession, punishing, or intimidating someone. However, there are several other modern methods to get one to admit, and torture should not be deemed as one. Torture can result in not only physical affliction, but also emotional and psychological. Every human beings rights should always be respected and guaranteed regardless of the situation. Torture is illegal all around the world, so if the government breaks the law, how should the people feel safe? The utilization of torture should not, under any circumstances, be justified. Torture as a concept is unethical, it dehumanizes people, and has a lot of …show more content…
They also believe that is should be justified to get to a criminal. For example, when Pablo Escobar’s sicarios were caught they would get tortured to death for partial information that did not lead to anything. Some believe that they must do whatever it takes to get a terrorist to talk, whether it succeeds or fails, humane or inhumane. This is because they are people that are trying to destroy society and have every intention of causing harm or death to innocent people. Those who believe that torture should be justified are not aware of the full picture. If torture is allowed in “some situations,” then governments will abuse this rule. If someone if just convicted of withholding information, then they would torture him, and their response would be, “it was for the benefit of the people.” If society accepts an aspect of torture, sooner or later, torture as whole would be looked at as something normal. People wouldn't feel safe anymore, because if the governments are violating their human rights, then who should they go for protection? “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”- Isaac Asimov. Violence should never be the answer to solve things. If you fight violence with violence it will only cause more havoc to the situation. If torture is justified then people will resort to violence when any problem …show more content…
Whether its for the benefit of innocent people or sadistic satisfaction, it should never be justified. It alters a person's life to the worse. Every human should feel safe. If they are withholding information then it's their choice and they have a right of choice. Governments should not violate those human rights because they are the ones who should protect the people. Saving the innocent people shouldn't be a valuable excuse to torture someone. Torture is unethical, inhumane, an insufficient way to gather information, and society should never allow

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