AAPP and Hannah Scott (2011) Torture, Political Prisoners, and the Un-Rule of Law

Despite the fact that torture constitutes one of the most brutal attacks on human dignity, and not withstanding the absolute prohibition of torture under any circumstances, almost no society is immune from torture. In many societies, it is practiced systematically. Burma is one such country. In addition, conditions of detention, in Burma, are appalling and arguably qualify as cruel, inhuman and degrading, amounting to torture. This paper explores the nature of torture in Burma’s interrogation centres and prisons.

Full paper here: Torture, Political Prisoners, and the Un-Rule of Law