Torture is a Weapon Against Democracy
Torture is a Weapon Against Democracy: How the United States is Working to End Torture Globally is a half-day symposium held in commemoration of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. CVT is sponsoring this event in partnership with Georgetown Law and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
The symposium will bring together policymakers, academics, NGOs and torture survivors to discuss how torture acts as an assault on the fundamental pillars of democracy and why survivor rehabilitation matters for building or rebuilding trust and establishing or restoring democratic institutions. CVT will present the annual Eclipse Award to Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont for his leadership in the protection of refugees, promotion of human rights, prevention of torture and efforts to ensure survivors of torture have access to healing services.
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The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. You can live stream the event beginning a few minutes before 9:00.
Georgetown Law School
Gewirz, 12th floor
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
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