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Feb 25

4 p.m. @ Johnson Auditorium
Free, no ticket required

Featuring David Holiday, Ethics Fellow, Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Torture is a paradigmatic violation of human dignity and autonomy, and thus is abhorrent to modern democratic society. It is also strictly prohibited in international law. Nonetheless, the practice has proved extremely difficult to stamp out. Holiday will discuss, among other things, what torture is, as a moral and political phenomenon; where, why and how it happens; the prohibitions on torture in human rights law and the laws of war; and some pressing current issues in the fight to finally and fully eradicate torture from the world.

Contact Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values, 843-349-4149 for additional information