“There is absolutely no justification for subjecting any human being to torture. It is just plain wrong.”


MARJORIE COHN is a professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego California. As a former president of the US National Lawyers Guild, Professor Cohn lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy. She is also a prolific writer, most recently editing Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues. Besides this, her publications include Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law; Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent (with Kathleen Gilberd); and the edited volume, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse. Professor Cohn has worked throughout the world, including Cuba, China, Mexico, Iran and Yugoslavia. She testified before Congress about Bush torture policy and is a recipient of the Peace Scholar of the Year Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association.

LAUREN GLENMERE, Associate Editor for Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives Magazine, recently interviewed
Professor Cohn.

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