Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross Detention & Prohibition of Torture Conference

Dalhousie University in Halifax is set as the scene for this year’s illustrious 14th Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference on 5 October. Co-organized by the Canadian Red Cross and the John E. Read International Law Society at the Schulich School of Law, the event is titled Detention and the Prohibitions against Torture, Cruel, and Unusual Punishment.

Canadian Red CrossAccording to the Canadian Red Cross: “The conference will explore the protections and rules that aim to reduce the occurrence of torture, cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment during armed conflict under both international and national law. Our speakers will provide an introduction to the various legal regimes addressing torture and related humanitarian issues such as detention and internment. Panelists will provide insight into their personal and professional experiences working with both government and NGOs and discuss the challenges that remain in regards to both compliance with, and adequacy of, the current legal regime.”

Interested readers can register for the event by clicking on the Canadian Red Cross symbol above.

Readers can also watch a short ICRC video of the organization’s esteemed work under Electronic OPCAT (in English and French) and read selected ICRC materials under Other Resources.

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