Between spring 2012 and summer 2014, the APT published six issues of the MENA e-bulletin MENA – a torture free zone. The objective was to provide a space in which experts and activists could express their opinions, share their experience and receive updates on recent developments. The MENA e-bulletin was edited by APT Board member Mervat Rishmawi.
This “digest” section provides easy access to a selection of articles with longer-term relevance for APT’s work in the region. The articles reflect the views of the contributors and not necessarily those of the editor or the APT.
For how long will impunity prevail?
Author: Alice Goodenough and Marya Farah, International Commission of Jurists
The need for dedicated anti-torture legislation in Jordan
Author: Eva Abu Halaweh, Jordanian Mizan Law Group for Human Rights
The role of the judiciary and lawyers in combatting torture in Libya
Author: Faran Foley, Lawyers for Justice in Libya
Building bridges between religious traditions and modern human rights
Author: Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Monitoring Places of Detention in the MENA Region – The significance of the OPCAT
Author: Malcolm D Evans, Chair of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
The European Court of Human Rights Judgement in Abu Qatada v. UK
Author: Manfred Nowak, former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
Combatting Torture in Libya: Reality and Legislation
Author: Marwan Ahmed Al-Tashani, Head of the Libyan Judges Organization
Some Thoughts on Transitional Justice
Author: Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur for the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees on non-recurrence
The Role of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in combating torture in Palestine
Author: Randa Siniora, Palestine Independent Commission for Human Rights