Enhancing Visits to Places of Detention: Promoting Collaboration

Friday, March 18, 2011
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


Visits to places of detention play a critical role in assisting states to comply with their international human rights obligations. Rapporteurships, treaty organs and other bodies working nationally and internationally are entrusted with carrying out this vital function and have developed a rich body of principles and practices. Yet there has been a scarcity of fora for sharing experiences and increasing collaboration to learn from each other, avoid duplication and enhance efficiency. This conference will convoke top experts including mandate holders, policymakers, lawyers, NGOs, scholars and practitioners from around the world to analyze, from a comparative perspective, key challenges confronting detention visits today, and establish channels for enhancing collaboration. 

Presented by American University Washington College of Law and the Association for the Prevention of Torture

WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu

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