Abramson Family Auditorium, NYU Washington, D.C.
12:30 pm — 2 :00 pm Program
On October 23, 2015, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be holding a hearing on the “human rights situation of persons affected by the U.S. Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program.” The hearing will focus on the right to remedies and reparations for survivors of the CIA torture program. In advance of the IACHR hearing, a coalition of human rights groups from the U.S. and Latin America will be holding a public event to ad-dress the need for transparency and accountability for the CIA torture and secret detention program. What does U.S. failure to act in the face of well-documented acts of torture mean to global human rights and what are the con-sequences for endorsing impunity? What lessons could be learned from the Latin American experience in the search for truth and justice and ensuring non-repetition of torture and enforced disappearances?Thursday, October 22, 2015
– Rev. Fred B. Morris, Methodist pastor and torture survivor
– Juan E. Méndez, U.N. Special Rapporteur on torture
– Claudia Paz y Paz, former Attorney General of Guatemala
– Chris Anders, Senior Legislative Counsel, ACLU
Moderator: Jo-Marie Burt, Senior Fellow, Washington Office on Latin America.
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