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7 July 2015
Berlin – ESI/Harvard workshop on human rights strategies and the costs and consequences of torture
Photo: ESI
Photo: ESI

From recent revelations detailing torture by U.S. officials in Europe during the war on terror, to the ongoing plight of political prisoners in Eastern Europe, the international frameworks built to safeguard human rights are under increasing strain. In light of these challenges, the Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights Policy has launched a project to assess the cost and consequences of the U.S. practices of torture in the years after 9/11, and ESI has launched a project evaluating the state of the European human rights system and Europe's response to U.S. torture practices.

This workshop at the Austrian Embassy in Berlin on 7-8 July 2015 brought these projects together in order to help conference participants explore how to best maintain the taboo on torture. In their discussion the group of academics and practitioners examined:

Participants

More information on the workshop, background reading, and videos

Alberto Mora, Michael Greco. Photo: ESI
Alberto Mora, Michael Greco. Photo: ESI
Alberto Mora, Michael Greco, Iva Dobichina, Björn Engesland. Photo: ESI
Alberto Mora, Michael Greco, Iva Dobichina, Björn Engesland. Photo: ESI
Claire Boine, Anne Mandeville, Magda Adamowicz, Julia Hall. Photo: ESI
Claire Boine, Anne Mandeville, Magda Adamowicz, Julia Hall. Photo: ESI
Gerald Knaus, Katharina Knaus, Douglas Johnson, Alberto Mora, Murat Belge. Photo: ESI
Gerald Knaus, Katharina Knaus, Douglas Johnson, Alberto Mora, Murat Belge. Photo: ESI

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