A torture-free cyber space : a human right

Newbery, SL ORCID: 0000-0002-9084-0729 and Dehghantanha, A ORCID: 0000-0002-9294-7554 2017, 'A torture-free cyber space : a human right' , Computer Fraud & Security, 2017 (11) , pp. 14-19.

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Definitions of torture range from the emotive to the legal. The media sometimes uses the term in a loose or informal sense – for example, to refer to the pain felt when one's sports team loses a crucial game. This dangerous practice detracts from the severity of torture as defined in law. When international human rights instruments describe the treatment of prisoners as torture, they are referring to severe suffering. News reports also use the term in a non-legal, informal sense to refer to the effects of cyber-bullying. In some instances cyber-bullying can meet the severity-of-suffering aspect of the legal definition of torture, as we will examine.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Computer Fraud & Security
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1361-3723
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Depositing User: Dr Samantha Newbery
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 08:25
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 02:36
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43421

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