Torture after 9.11: the Asia-Pacific context workshop

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Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 25 November 2015


Seminar Room 1.04, Coombs Extension Building (8), Fellows Road, ANU
ANU Canberra


Professor Stephen Toope


Cynthia Banham

The Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ), Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) is holding a Workshop on “Torture after 9.11: The Asia-Pacific Context”

The workshop will examine the current state of the norm against torture with particular emphasis on understandings and practices around torture in the Asia-Pacific region.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Stephen Toope, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

The workshop will also comprise a series of three panels exploring the current state of the norm prohibiting torture with a particular emphasis on understandings and practices around torture in the Asia-Pacific region.

Practices of torture: The disconnects between official public policy and discourse and actual practice on torture, including debates around the effectiveness of torture as a reliable means for evidence-gathering.

Responses to torture: How torture (and cruelty) is depicted – and defended – in popular culture; how do representations of torture in popular culture influence day to day practices of law enforcement/ intelligence-gathering by security services/criminal prosecutions?

Reflections on torture: Accountability for torture,including alternative sites or locations for accountability when states refuse to engage in accountability.

The workshop program, abstracts and speaker bios can be accessed at the ‘Downloads’ tab.

The deadline for abstracts has passed. If you would like to attend the Workshop, please contact Cynthia Banham before 18 November 2015. Please provide details of your name, department or institution and any dietary requirements.

This workshop is supported in by an ANU Research School of Asia and the Pacific workshop and conference grant as well as by an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship (FL 100100176).

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