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

Monday, April 15, 2013
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Room 603

Article 22 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment sets forth the Committee against Torture’s individual complaints procedure. Under Article 22, the Committee considers petitions (“communications”) from or on behalf of alleged victims of a violation of a Convention provision(s) by a State Party that has recognized the Committee’s competence to receive and consider communications (currently, 65 of the 153 State Parties to the Convention have done so). Since the establishment of this procedure, the Committee has decided numerous cases, giving a clear response to acts of torture committed around the world. This conference will gather worldwide experts, including UN experts, lawyers, NGOs representatives, scholars and practitioners, to discuss the Committee’s practice, challenges and best practices moving forward to better protect and assist victims of torture.

 

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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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