Hi, I want to share with you a resource which may be interesting not only for law-oriented classed but for any advanced group. The topic is valid for any European country involved in cooperation with CIA’s interrogation of terrorists. The question wheteher torture of the terrorist captured by the the US troops is justified has been already raised many times.
This time you may listen to Yale Law faculty professor and Bloomberg View columnist Stephen Carter who voices his opinion on the topic. The task is clearly a listening comprehension one but may as well be a stimulus for a fruitful discussion.
TASK FOR STUDENTS:
- Listen to the recording and fill in the gaps.
- Discuss the new or difficult words/ phrases.
- Prepare yourself for the debate on the justification of torture.
- abusive interrogation
- to put a report together
- a deterrent effect
- it strikes me as an odd