Conflict & Conventions: Government Accountability on Torture


In a world characterized by conflict, the accountability of governments is a key issue, especially in reported instances of torture. Join the American Red Cross on November 16th to discuss how the U.S. and other governments are addressing torture accountability measures, both in practice
and in the legislature, as well as how these measures can be strengthened.

Moderated by:
Christie Edwards, Director of International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross

Speakers Include:
Ambassador Stephen Rapp, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice
Juan Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture & Other Cruel, Inhuman & Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Daniel Jones, Professional Staffer, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Naureen Shah, Director of Security & Human Rights Program, Amnesty International USA

November 16, 2015 | Washington, DC | 9:00-11:00am EDT

Breakfast will be served from 9:00-9:30am


American Red Cross National Headquarters
430 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Can’t make it in person?
Watch the live-stream in HD at
Tweet @HumanityinWar using #Torture



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