The US Experience: Exceeding Legal Boundaries in Countering Terrorism

Podiumsdiskussion

26.01.2017, 00:00 Uhr

with:
Mourad Benchellali
French Guantánamo survivor
Nizar Sassi
French Guantánamo survivor
Lawrence Wilkerson
Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell
Alberto Mora
Former General Counsel of the US Navy
Janis Karpinski
Former Commander of the US Military Police in Iraq that operated in Abu Ghraib and other detention facilities
Mark Fallon
Former US counterterrorism investigator, USS Cole attack
and others
 
and others (see full program below, also in French)
 
Waterboarding, sleep deprivation, electric shocks. Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram and secret prisons in Eastern Europe. These crimes and sites stand for the so-called "enhanced interrogation" program which the US established post the 9/11 attacks and which was approved by the highest levels of the Bush-Administration. In using these interrogation techniques, US officials committed torture in a number of oversea detention facilities. Although President Obama stopped the program, no prosecution and accountability of high level officials happened in the US. Now with the incoming Donald Trump presidency, there is the real danger that torture may return.
 
In France, for the first time worldwide a summon was issued against former Guantanamo Bay Detention Center Commander Geoffrey Miller to appear before the investigating judge in the Paris district court in March 2016. Further investigative steppes in the on-going investigation of torture of French citizens have been requested by William Bourdon, the acting lawyer in this case. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) from New York support the proceedings.
 
Supported by the Bertha Foundation and Stiftung Menschenrechte now ECCHR and CCR, together with FIDH and LDH bring some of the most important and outspoken critics of the US torture program to Paris.

Berlin

State Business von Mari Bastashevski

Ausstellungseröffnung

04.11.2019, 19:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Aufgang A, Vorderhaus, 4. Stock), 10961 Berlin

On the occasion of the launch of ECCHR's collaboration with Magnum Foundation from New York (USA), we are delighted present our joint photo exhibition. The exhibition showcases artworks by Mari...

Oslo

Accountability for Torture in Syria – Norway's role in the struggle against impunity

Podiumsdiskussion

12.11.2019, 18:00 Uhr

Red Cross Conference Center
Hausmannsgate 7, 0186 Oslo

The event will be streamed in Arabic on ECCHR's Facebook page and in English on NHC's Facebook page.

المؤتمر سيكون منقولاً مباشراً باللغة العربية على صفحة فيس بوك المركز الأوروبي للحقوق الدستورية...

Genf

A Business and Human Rights Approach to Arms Exports: Responsibilities and Accountability

Podiumsdiskussion

27.11.2019, 08:00 Uhr

Hotel Intercontinental Genève
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva

The defence industry, even though being a high-risk sector, has so far escaped scrutiny in relation to its responsibilities under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). With...

Berlin

Koloniales Erbe V: Das Beispiel Namibia

Symposium

29.11.2019, 14:00 Uhr

Akademie der Künste (AdK)
Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin

Der Umgang mit (post-)kolonialem Unrecht ist in rechts- und kulturpolitischen Debatten in Deutschland und Europa präsent wie nie zuvor. Gleichzeitig zeigt die Aufarbeitung in den Nachfolgestaaten der...

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