Torture Is An Unjust Form Of Interrogation Essay

815 Words Apr 19th, 2016 4 Pages
There are a lot debatable conflicts about the subject of torture and if it is ever justified. Most individuals believe that torture violates the human dignity of the victim. Comparatively, other individuals express that some situations exist in which torture is justifiable, depending on the circumstances. Similarly, my original opinion on torture also expressed the belief that torture may be justified in certain situations. However, throughout the semester the ideals of Immanuel Kant, and the understanding of the human right involving no torture, inhumane, or degrading treatment, have instigated a change in my beliefs. Instead, I believe that individual views can corrupt the initial motive for torture. Therefore, I believe that the circumstantial justification of torture is one of the many reasons why it is an unjust form of interrogation.
Although it may be true that torture is not ever justifiable because of human rights, we can count a lot of reasons where torture is acceptable. First of all, I believed torture was acceptable as a form of interrogation because the physical suffering of one person may be justified if many lives can be saved. I was under the belief of the Utilitarian ticking time bomb scenario. For example, taking the situation from Unthinkable, a terrorist set up bombs in major American cities. Fortunately, the individual was arrested and government officials used torture on this person in order to know where the location of the bombs are. I completely…

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