mr. (Wietse) WFM Buijs

mr. (Wietse) WFM Buijs
Lecturer Erasmus School of Law Sociology, Theory, and Methodology
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
L2-034
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

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.

  • Wietse Buijs (2011) - 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 - Boom Juridische Uitgevers

Legal Theory and Legal Methods

Level
master
Year
2020
Year Level
master
Course Code
RL24

Thesis master Legal Theory

Year
2020
Course Code
RS128

Philosophy of Human Rights

Level
master
Year
2020
Year Level
master
Course Code
RL26

Legal Academic Skills III

Level
bachelor 3
Year
2020
Year Level
bachelor 3
Course Code
RD317

Legal Academic Skills III

Level
bachelor 3
Year
2020
Year Level
bachelor 3
Course Code
RR317

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