Media Advisory: Fighting Impunity: Combating Torture & Human Trafficking

Monday, June 23, 2014

St. Paul, MN & Washington, DC –In commemoration of June 26—International Day in Support of Victims of Torture—the Center for Victims of Torture ™ is hosting an expert briefing on Fighting Impunity: Combating Torture & Human Trafficking on June 25, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

The briefing will bring together a group of distinguished experts who will focus broadly on principles to fighting impunity—the right to know, the right to justice, the right to reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence – challenges to implementing these principles in the areas of combating torture, human trafficking, and other gross violations of human rights; and ways to move forward.

Prior to the expert briefing, CVT will present its annual Eclipse Award to Professor David Crane in recognition of his extraordinary efforts in fighting impunity for torture. Professor Crane, a professor of practice at Syracuse University College of Law, is the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone; founder of the Syrian Accountability Project; and a co-author of the Chautauqua Blueprint.

WHO:
Presentation of Eclipse Award and Keynote Address by David M. Crane (10:00 – 10:30AM)

Briefing on Fighting Impunity: Combating Torture and Human Trafficking (10:30AM – 12:00PM)

  • Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador at Large and Director of the U.S. State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
  • David M. Crane, Professor at Syracuse University College of Law
  • David J. Luban, University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgetown University
  • Curt Goering, Executive Director of the Center for Victims of Torture (moderator)

WHAT:                 Fighting Impunity: Combating Torture & Human Trafficking expert briefing

WHEN:                 Wednesday, June 25, 2014
                           10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:               Center for Victims of Torture
                           1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
                           7th Floor
                           Washington, DC

The Center for Victims of Torture is a nonprofit headquartered in St. Paul, MN with an office in Washington, D.C. and healing initiatives in Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.cvt.org.

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