April 19

Eric Rosenthal to speak at UN – Protecting Children from Torture

The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law’s Anti-Torture Initiative is pleased to invite you to the launch of:

Protecting Children against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for a Global Problem

Friday, 19 May 2017 at 1:15 PM

Conference Room VII, United Nations Headquarters, New York City

Protecting Children against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for a Global Problem brings together contributions by more than thirty international children’s rights experts in response to former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Mendez’s groundbreaking thematic report on children deprived of liberty.

The event will features speakers from the UN, civil society, and academia, and provide insights into the timely topics addressed by the report, at the intersection between children’s rights and the international human rights law prohibition of torture. Authors and experts will discuss the ongoing challenges of protecting the fundamental human rights of children in contexts ranging from criminal justice systems and armed conflict situations to institutionalization and migration detention.

RSVP REQUIRED BY MONDAY, 15 MAY to anicoles@wcl.american.edu.