Conflict & Conventions: Government Accountability on Torture


In a world characterized by conflict, the accountability of governments is a key issue, especially in reported instances of torture. Join the American Red Cross on November 16th to discuss how the U.S. and other governments are addressing torture accountability measures, both in practice and in the legislature, as well as how these measures can be strengthened.

Speakers Include:

  • Ambassador Stephen Rapp, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice
  • Juan Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture & Other Cruel, Inhuman & Degrading Treatment or Punishment 
  • Daniel Jones, Professional Staffer, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence  (Invited)
  • Naureen Shah, Director of Security & Human Rights Program, Amnesty International USA

Moderated by Christie Edwards, Director of International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross 

Breakfast will be served 9:00 - 9:30 am. ASIL is a cosponsor of this event.  

Date and Location

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am
American Red Cross National Headquarters
Address 1: 
430 17th Street NW