Anti-Torture Initiative Hosts Convening of Experts to Discuss Torture in Healthcare Settings with UN Special Rapporteur
The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law’s Anti-Torture Initiative, with support from the Open Society Foundations, hosted a convening of experts to discuss torture in healthcare settings. Experts from around the world traveled to WCL to brief Professor Juan Méndez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (SRT), in preparation for his thematic report on legal standards and best practices involving the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the provision of health services.
Professor Méndez is expected to present his thematic report at the UN Human Rights Council in March, 2013. For more information about the SRT’s mandate and follow-up initiatives, please click here to visit the Anti-Torture Initiative’s website.