The Politics of Torture: Dispelling the Myths and Understanding the Survivors

Joan Simalchik, CCVT

Understanding the modem use of torture entails the dispelling of myths about its nature and purpose. There remains a perception that torture is practiced randomly, that it is punishment carried to an extreme, that it is performed by psychopaths or sadists, that it exists outside of governmental responsibility and is practiced by "less civilized" societies.

Key wordsorganised violence / rehabilitation / survivors / torture

CountriesAfrica / Asia / Cambodia / Canada / Europe / Global / Middle East