Torture in national security debates: the drafting history of the Convention against Torture

In a recent journal article for the Essex Human Rights Review, I discuss torture in the context of national security and apart from the ethical issues, I also look back at the drafting history of the Convention against Torture wondering how come the strong prohibitive language actually passed governments. Based on the drafting dynamics, can we identify lessons for strong human rights language that can perhaps apply to future treaty drafting?

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