with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment

  • Los invitamos al lanzamiento de nuestro libro: PRÓXIMOS PASOS HACIA UNA POLÍTICA PENITENCIARIA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS EN URUGUAY: ENSAYOS DE SEGUIMIENTO A LAS RECOMENDACIONES DE 2009 Y 2013 DE LA RELATORÍA DE NACIONES UNIDAS SOBRE LA TORTURA, el cual tendrá lugar el 26 de setiembre de 2014 a las 9:00 AM en la sala de reuniones del edificio UPAEP, Montevideo. El lanzamiento tomará la forma de un seminario con panelistas expertos en el tema de derechos humanos. Este libro reúne las contribuciones de 20 expertos – responsables de políticas públicas, representantes de la sociedad civil, miembros de la Instituciones Nacional de Derechos Humanos y el Comisionado Parlamentario y académicos – en la que se presentan análisis, opiniones, preocupaciones y propuestas para el Uruguay en lo que respecta a la promoción de los derechos humanos y la prevención de la tortura y los malos tratos en situaciones de privación de libertad. Las contribuciones reflexionan sobre la implementación de las recomendaciones de la Relatoría de Naciones Unidas sobre la Tortura luego de sus visitas de 2009 y 2012. Para mayor información, favor abrir la imagen adyacente.

  • Welcome to the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI), a project of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law! We work to expand the strategies of UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Juan E. Mendez (SRT) in furtherance of his mandate. Please have a look at our website to learn more about how we help support, monitor, and assess implementation of the SRT’s recommendations, and provide a multi-dynamic model for effective thematic and country-specific follow-up. Please click on the adjacent image to read our latest news!

  • We are delighted to announce the launch of our #TortureFreeWorld campaign on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture! You can join us here, on Facebook, and on Twitter @antitorture_SRT by participating in a LIVE DISCUSSION AND Q&A with UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez on Thursday, 26 June 2014, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. For details and information on how to participate, share your thoughts, and submit a question, please click on the adjacent image!

  • We are delighted to announce the launch of our #TortureFreeWorld campaign on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture! You can join us here, on Facebook, and on Twitter @antitorture_SRT by participating in a LIVE DISCUSSION AND Q&A with UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez on Thursday, 26 June 2014, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. For details and information on how to participate, share your thoughts, and submit a question, please click on the adjacent image!

Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Upcoming Book Launch Seminar in Montevideo, Uruguay

Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Upcoming Book Launch Seminar in Montevideo, Uruguay

September 19, 2014 – We are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of our new publication: Next Steps Towards a Human Rights Penitentiary System in Uruguay: Reflections on the Implementation of the 2009 and 2013 Recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, which will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Friday, September 26. Continue Reading

Seminario: Próximos Pasos Hacia una Política Penitenciaria de Derechos Humanos en Uruguay

Seminario: Próximos Pasos Hacia una Política Penitenciaria de Derechos Humanos en Uruguay

18 de Setiembre – El próximo viernes 26 de setiembre se realizará la presentación pública de nuestro libro “Próximos Pasos Hacia una Política Penitenciaria de Derechos Humanos en Uruguay: Ensayos de seguimiento a las recomendaciones de 2009 y 2013 de la Relatoría de Naciones Unidas sobre la tortura” en un evento que comenzará a lasContinue Reading

UN Rights Experts Urge Saudi Arabia to Halt Continuous Stream of Executions, Many by Beheading

UN Rights Experts Urge Saudi Arabia to Halt Continuous Stream of Executions, Many by Beheading

September 9, 2014 – Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez and Special Rapporteur on summary executions Christof Heyns have called on Saudi Arabia to implement an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty, following reports of an increase in executions by beheading. It has been reported that between 4 and 22 August,Continue Reading

Special Rapporteur Participates in Webinar on Human Rights and Torture in Pakistan

Special Rapporteur Participates in Webinar on Human Rights and Torture in Pakistan

September 8, 2014 – A Webinar on police torture and human rights in Pakistan featuring Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez was organized by the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) on September 8, 2014. Panelists addressed a new series of reports documenting the incident of police brutality and torture in Pakistan, with a particular focus onContinue Reading