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3/18 in DC at @AUWCL: Enhancing [Monitoring] Visits to Places of Detention

March 3, 2011

via Jennifer de Laurentiis, UN Committee against Torture Project Coordinator, American University Washington College of Law

Enhancing Visits to Places of Detention: Promoting Collaboration

PUBLIC CONFERENCE
March 18, 2011 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Cosponsored by American University Washington College of Law and the Association for the Prevention of Torture

American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Room 603, Washington, D.C.

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 key 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.

See full program here.

General registration is free but required. Please register by clicking here. 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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