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Understanding torture

John T. Parry

Understanding torture

law, violence, and political identity

by John T. Parry

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Torture,
  • Torture -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn T. Parry.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK5304 .P37 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23945002M
    ISBN 109780472070770, 9780472050772, 9780472021789
    LC Control Number2009047779

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