Prohibition of Torture – Law and Reality in the 21st Century*

The right not to be tortured is absolute, non-derogable and peremptory. In other words, torture cannot be justified under any circumstances. In spite of this ill-treatment, including torture, is reality in many parts of the world.

How can this discrepancy between legal pledges and reality be explained?

This will be discussed on 9th July 2014, 6 p.m./VMP 6, Phil F University of Hamburg by:

Bojan Gavrilovic (Master of Laws in Human Rights)

is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hamburg (field of research: prohibition of ill-treatment under international law). His work experience includes monitoring prisons and psychiatric institutions, providing legal aid to asylum seekers, writing submissions and reports to international bodies, setting up national mechanisms for the prevention of torture in Serbia etc.

*The event will be held in English. Offensive images might be shown.

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