109. Sanctioned torture in the name of fighting terrorism

Lördag 11 november 2017 14:30 - 15:30 Konferensrum 10

Moderator: Anna Wigenmark
Paneldeltagare: Steven Watt

After the terrorist attack on September 11 2001, the US administration declared a war against terrorism. Methods of interrogation proscribed by international law was not only used but sanctioned politically. As yet very few torturers have been prosecuted and only foot-soldiers. Those who were tortured have never had a day in court – all attempts to suit have been quashed with reference to national security. In 2015 the first law suit finally managed to find its way into the US court system when ACLU suited two CIA-contracted psychologists who had performed torture-like experiments on inmates. This seminar presents the ACLU´s fight for justice for torture victims. 

Arrangör(er)

Föreningen Ordfront och MR-dagarna

Undertema

Lika rättigheter för alla. Att arbeta mot diskriminering

Form

Seminarium

Språk

English

Teckenspråkstolkning

Ja/Yes

Anna Wigenmark Moderator

Steven Watt Paneldeltagare

ACLU