Interrogation and torture: Science, law and morality
As part of Human Rights Day 2019, the Association for the Prevention of Torture will participate in a conference on ‘Interrogation and Torture’ at the University of Geneva. The conference forms part of the launch of a book (Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality) that represents the culmination of a research project on the same subject, published by Oxford University Press. The book features a contribution by the APT’s Secretary General, Barbara Bernath and Mark Thomson, entitled “Prevention: What works,” and a contribution by the Andra Nicolescu, the APT's Legal and Advocacy Advisor, with Juan Mendez.
The conference will include a testimony from Sami El-Hadj, Manager of Public Liberties and Human Rights Department at Al-Jazeera Network and a torture survivor, a presentation of the main outcomes of the book, a keynote speech by Nils Melzer, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and a panel discussion on the use of rapport-based interrogration as a solution.
Uni Mail, Room MR290
10 December, 16h15 - 20h00
The conference is supported by the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, FNS - Swiss National Science Foundation, Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale, Global Studies Institute and the Commission administrative du Rectorat.