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. The book launch will take the form a full-day seminar, during which three panels of prominent human rights law and policy experts will address topics discussed in the book, including the reform of the national penitentiary system with a view to advancing human rights and preventing and eradicating torture and ill-treatment, and the state of the juvenile justice system in Uruguay. You can access the agenda here. Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Mendez will deliver a special keynote address, and the panelists will represent an array of Government institutions, international organizations, as well as local civil society and NGOs. To read more about the event, please visit our Spanish-language event page.