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.
Adjunct Professor of Law
Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
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
Director, ACLU National Security Project