Human Rights Brief
A Legal Resource for the International Human Rights Community

Volume 20 Issue 4
Summer 2013 Special Edition
Print Version | Editors & Staff

Litigation Before the UN Committee against Torture: Strengthening This Important Tool against Torture

Proceedings of a Conference Presented by
the American University Washington College of Law
and the World Organisation Against Torture

April 15, 2013

Opening Remarks
Dean Claudio Grossman
Gisella Gori
Gerald Staberock

Panel I: The Use of Interim Measures by the Committee against Torture: Towards a Comprehensive Instrument for the Protection of Victims and Witnesses in Torture Cases
Hélène Legeay
Carla Ferstman
Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón

Panel II: The Role of the Committee against Torture in Providing Full and Adequate Reparation to Victims
Dean Claudio Grossman
Octavio Amezcua

Panel III: Challenges in the Implementation of the Decisions of the Committee against Torture
Karinna Moskalenko
Christian De Vos
Elsy Chemurgor Sainna

Panel IV: Challenges to Proving Cases of Torture before the Committee against Torture
Gabriela Echeverria
Mario López-Garelli
Hari Phuyal
Juan E. Méndez


The proper citation for an article in the Human Rights Brief Volume 20, Issue 4, beginning at page 51 would be: 20 No. 4 Hum. Rts. Brief 51 (2013).