TORTURE-LITE IS IMPERMISSIBLE IN THE “TICKING TIME BOMB” CASE
Do not use extra sources.
Is it morally different than so-called full torture?
Argues that the distinction between torture and torture lite (enhanced interrogation, clean torture) is a false dichotomy
Our assessment of it shouldn’t hinge on whether it leaves physical scars, but rather whether it causes extreme suffering
Torture-lite can be just as, or more, harmful in the long term than traditional forms of torture
Supreme Emergency exemption
A state, the victim of aggression, is not bound by jus in bello rules if:
There is public proof that the aggressor is about the defeat the victim militarily; and,
There is public proof that the aggressor will institute brutally massacre and enslave the members of the victim state
In such cases, the victim state is morally permitted to what is must to fight back the aggressor (but only as long as the supreme emergency exists)