DEMETRIOS PRIZE 2019! Tortura: permisibilidad, mundo real y legislación - Torture: permissibility, real world and legislation

Federico Abal

Affiliation: Departamento de Filosofía Facultad de Filosofía y Letras Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Keywords: Demetrios Prize 2019, Winner, Philosophy, Literature.

Categories: Demetrios Project, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.6.7.584

Languages: Spanish, Castilian

one of the winners, Federico Abal, presents the torture known as one of the actions considered morally aberrant and unacceptable. It often refers to the prohibition of this practice as an illustration of the type of rights that all people have for the sole reason that they are tortured and that must be respected. Despite this negative assessment of torture, expressed masterfully in the anecdote of the anarchist comrade, the debate over its moral permissibility has been revitalized in recent decades. In his thesis, the author addresses this and other problems related to the contemporary debate on torture. From the analysis offered in these three chapters he concludes that torture is an immoral prima facie practice, that it can be morally justifiable in exceptional cases and that, by virtue of such exceptionality, it is not reasonable to incur in legal reforms such as those proposed by the institutionalist model.

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