Conference on Forensic Evidence in the Fight Against Torture
If you are around Washington DC this week on Wednesday and Thursday, you might want to (advance) register and attend a major human rights conference at my school, Washington College of Law, American University, “Forensic Evidence in the Fight Against Torture.” My law school’s dean, Claudio Grossman, is a major figure in UN and regional human rights bodies, and is currently chair of the UN Committee Against Torture. My old friend and colleague, visiting professor Juan Mendez, equally a major figure in UN and regional bodies, is the UN special rapporteur on torture. (My faculty pretty much staffs several of the leading UN and regional human rights agencies, I am pleased to note.) This is shaping up as a major conference with participation from leading experts and specialists, and over 150 attendees; there is no charge, but registration online is required.