The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel v Israel


In this case the Israeli Supreme Court contemplated what conduct is permissible for its security services.

1999. Is using physical means to extract information from suspects acceptable?

interrogators are generally barred from using physical means however under certain circumstances the interrogators may use a defence of necessity if they resort to force to get info

The General Security Service may use force against suspects if it considers this needed to save lives. The GSS must also take into account the suspects health and only use exertions that will not harm the suspect in the longer term

An interrogator will be able to beat a criminal charge of harming a suspect if he did so because he needed to .

About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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