Debate: Should evidence acquired by torture be used in trials?
Background and context
The Economist. "The real price of freedom". Sep 20th 2007 - "Even if a country bans torture, how should it treat information that others have extracted this way? In 2004 Britain's Court of Appeal ruled that information acquired through torture was admissible as evidence in court. David Blunkett, then Britain's home secretary, welcomed the ruling. Although the government “unreservedly” condemned torture, he said, it would be “irresponsible not to take appropriate account of any information which could help protect national security and public safety.” But the ruling was later overturned by the House of Lords."