Universal Jurisdiction as a means of prosecuting human rights violation in Syria
Legal Action against the US Torture Program
In October 2015 ECCHR hosted a conference with the two former Guantánamo detainees Murat Kurnaz and Mourad Benchellali, their lawyers from Spain and France as well as representatives from the Center for Constitutional Rights, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Together they discussed recent developments in the US after the release of the CIA torture report in December 2014 as well as litigation in Europe.
The Rights of Torture Survivors
As part on the ECCHR's work on torture, Morenike Fajana, trainee in the Education Program, produced a video on the rights of torture victims. With the help of compelling interviews with experts and victims, the video explains the obligations which the UN Anti-Torture Convention (CAT) requires from the State Parties and illustrates the difficulties torture victims face to achieve justice.