mr. (Wietse) W.F.M. Buijs

mr. (Wietse) W.F.M. Buijs
Lecturer Erasmus School of Law Sociology, Theory and Methodology
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
L 2-034
Telephone
+31 10 4081592
Email
buijs@law.eur.nl

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Title of research: Terror and Torture in the Wake of 9/11: Legality in Response to Terrorism and in Striking New Balances in the Separation of Powers.

Promotor: Prof. M. Hildebrandt…

Title of research: Terror and Torture in the Wake of 9/11: Legality in Response to Terrorism and in Striking New Balances in the Separation of Powers.

Promotor: Prof. M. Hildebrandt

Somewhere in an American city a bomb has been planted. The terrorist is in custody, but refuses to talk. When the bomb explodes, it will kill many people. Given this certainty, would we torture the terrorist in order to extract a confession? In the light of this and similar scenarios, absolute prohibitionists are gradually being tempted to accept the notion of torture in order to preserve the greater good. Considering that in European countries such as the Netherlands a ban on torture is the norm, can we be challenged into rethinking the absolute ban on torture, as the US seems to have done? Is torture legal in the US, or is it simply not an issue in the political arena and therefore ignored? How is the judicial branch to respond to state-administered torture, and how is it to deal with detainees still being held without trial in American-controlled prisons? These questions still concern contemporary issues, even after 12 years of war on terror, and are waiting to be answered.

Wietse Buijs holds an L.LM. in legal theory, specialising in Philosophy of Law and Human rights. After writing his thesis on the subject of the violation of Habeas Corpus by American presidents throughout US history, Wietse felt that PhD research on terror and torture in the wake of 9/11 was an appropriate theme to explore. In addition to his PhD research, which he is carrying out in his spare time, Wietse is currently working full time for ESL as a teacher and as a project manager for ESL's digital learning environment.

      • W.F.M. Buijs (2012). Buigen of barsten van het recht onder invloed van de Torture Memo's, Commentaar van W.F.M. Buijs bij J.V.A. G. Piret. In E.T. Feteris, H. Kloosterhuis, H.J. Plug, J.A. Pontier en C.E. Smith (Ed.), Gewogen Oordelen. Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers
  • Bachelorwerkstuk

    Title
    Bachelorwerkstuk
    Year
    2017
    Period
    B 1.7
    Year level
    bachelor 3 (Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid / Vrijdagmiddagonderwijs)

    Philosophy of Human Rights

    Title
    Philosophy of Human Rights
    Year
    2017
    Period
    BLOK 4
    Year level
    master (Rechtsgeleerdheid / Individuele variant)

    Bachelorwerkstuk

    Title
    Bachelorwerkstuk
    Year
    2017
    Period
    B 1.7
    Year level
    bachelor 3 (Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid)
  • Lecturer

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Law
    Department
    Sociology, Theory and Methodology
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4081592

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