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32 N.C.J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 159 (2006-2007)
Excluding Torture: A Comparison of the British and American Approaches to Evidence Obtained by Third Party Torture

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A Comparison of the British and American
Approaches to Evidence Obtained by Third Party
Torture'
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.     Introduction    ....................................................................... 159
II.    T he  H olding  ....................................................................... 162
III.   B ackground     Law    ................................................................ 165
A. International Agreements ............................................ 165
1. The U.N. Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 165
2. The U.N. Convention against Torture ................... 166
3. The European Convention on Human Rights ........ 166
B. UK Sources of Law ..................................................... 167
1. Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act
of  1997  (SIA  C ) ...................................................... 167
2. The Anti-Terrorism, Crime, and Security Act of
2001   (A T SC A  )  ...................................................... 168
3. Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 ......................... 168
C. British Common Law .................................................. 169
D. American Sources ................................................... 171
1.  C ase  L aw   ............................................................... 17 1
2. U.S. Anti-Torture Statutes ..................................... 175
E. The House of Lords v. The United States Supreme
C ourt ............................................................................ 179
IV .   A nalysis  ............................................................................. 180
A. The Current Approach to Torture in the United
S tates  ........................................................................... 180
B. The Role of the Exclusionary Rule ............................. 187
V .    C onclusion   ......................................................................... 19 1
I. Introduction
Since September 11, 2001, people have broached the subject
of torture with increasing regularity as the United States and its
t I would like to thank the editorial staff and board of the North Carolina Journal
of Inernational Law and Commericial Regulation vol. 32 for all their hard work. I would
also like to thank my wife, Nina, for putting (up with) me through law school.

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