Friday, May 01, 2009

"No exceptional circumstances whatsoever..."

No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture... Each State Party shall ensure that all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law.

The United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, signed by, and championed by, President Ronald Reagan. (h/t)



thepoetryman said...

Ronnie was real peach wasn't he?

thepoetryman said...

A peach that should have been IMpeached!