Despite the fact that it is condemned all around the world, the practice of torture persists to this day. This book examines the arguments put forth both for and against torture, its history, and the international laws that prohibit it. Readers will learn how the first international laws protecting human beings from torture took shape. The book explains the crusade to end torture around the world and the emergence of modern instances of torture. This is a fascinating look at one of the most contentious issues in the 21st century.