Torture Around The World

November 15

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a panel discussion about the widespread persistence of torture around the world, despite the absolute prohibition of it in law. John Conroy, author of Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People will be the keynote speaker on a panel moderated by WCL Professor Rick Wilson. Other panelists include Elizabeth Abi Mershed, the Principal Human Rights Specialist for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and Jumana Musa, Amnesty International USA Advocacy Director for Human Rights and International Justice, who will discuss modern dimensions of torture, its methods and its perpetrators, and their implications for both domestic and international rule of law. The event will take place in the gallery at Katzen.

The discussion takes place against the backdrop of the first US exhibition (hosted by the American University Museum in the Katzen) of the complete series of Fernando Botero’s “Abu Ghraib” paintings and drawings. The exhibit is a strongly personal statement documenting Fernando Botero’s reaction to news accounts of the events that took place at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003 and 2004

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