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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Torture.
See also changes related to Torture, or pages that link to Torture or to this page or whose text contains "Torture".

Parent topics

  • Human rights [r]: Natural civil and political rights considered universal and applicable to all human beings worldwide. [e]
  • Pain [r]: Unpleasant feeling or hurtful sensation that is conveyed to the brain by stimulation of sensory neurons. [e]



  • Convention against Torture [r]: An international treaty, created in 1984 and at least partially agreed-to by 146 countries, to deny the legality of torture and take steps to abolish its use [e]
  • State secrets privilege [r]: A legal doctrine, explicit in the U.S. but with comparable rules in other countries, which allows the suppression of evidence, or the blocking of a trial, if that would unavoidably cause the disclosure of information deemed critical to national security [e]

Legal analysis

Use in interrogation

Use in intimidation

Other related topics

  • Capital punishment [r]: The practice of punishment of a crime through state-sanctioned killing. [e]
  • Interrogation [r]: A systematic process of direct questioning, of a person in detention or otherwise under the control of the interrogator, to obtain reliable information to satisfy criminal investigation or human-source intelligence requirements, within the scope of relevant law and policy [e]
  • Diffusion of innovations [r]: A theory of how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread through cultures. [e]
  • Terrorism [r]: An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective. [e]
  • Thought reform [r]: Techniques, originally used to enforce conformity with political systems or to coerce confessions, that have been associated with ill-defined terms such as "brainwashing" and "mind control", although there is no evidence that total control, of which the subject is unaware, is possible [e]