Abstract or Introduction
This essay deals with torture, its effects and negative aspects as well as its situation in Nigeria. Torture is the deliberate act of inflicting severe physical or psychological suffering on someone by another as a punishment or in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer. Reasons for torture can include punishment, revenge, extortion, persuasion, political re-education, deterrence, coercion of the victim or a third party, interrogation to extract information or a confession irrespective of whether it is false, or simply the sadistic gratification of those carrying out or observing the torture. Although torture is sanctioned by some states, it is prohibited under international law and the domestic laws of most countries. Amnesty International estimates that at least 81 world governments currently practice torture, some of them openly.
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- Tomiwa Ogunrinde (Author), 2021, The Use of Torture in Nigeria's Criminal Justice System. An Essay, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1036920