September 10, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Eastern Time

Torture: the legal argument against an inhumane, immoral, and unjustifiable practice.

Join the ACS NYU Law Student Chapter, the Disability Allied Law Students Association, the Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC), Law Students for Justice in Palestine (LSJP), Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA), National Security Law Society (NSLS), NYU-NLG, N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change (RLSC), and RISE Indivisible for an event on "Torture: the legal argument against an inhumane, immoral, and unjustifiable practice."

Our right to freedom from torture is absolute. Torture is antithetical to our rights as human beings, never to be excused nor justified—yet the United States has flouted international and domestic law and employed the use of mental and physical torment in the name of national security. Featuring activists and scholars, this event will provide insight into the universal prohibition against torture and the ways in which the executive branch of the United States government has tried to deteriorate that prohibition.


Baher Azmy

Adjunct Professor of Law

Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights

Margaret L. Satterthwaite

Professor of Clinical Law

Faculty Director and Co-Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

Director, Global Justice Clinic

Faculty Director, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights

Hina Shamsi

Director, ACLU National Security Project