Human rights defenders to present joint report on torture in Russia

posted 27 Nov 2013, 06:18 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Nov 2013, 06:25 ]
25 November 2013

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On 29 November a roundtable and presentation of the report The Different Faces of Torture will take place in the press room of the Central House of Artists, as part of the 15th International Book Fair of High-Quality Literature (Non-Fiction).

The report has been compiled by the French Association of Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT), in cooperation with the Committee Against Torture and Public Verdict Foundation.

The roundtable will be given over to discussion of how to research issues surrounding the use of torture in police and penal institutions in Russia. The report analyses reforms proposed by the Government, as well as actions taken by public authorities to prevent the use of torture. It examines the obstacles to running investigations and administering justice, in addition to the work done by civil society to prevent torture.

The presentation will be given by:
Anne Le Huérou, (France, ACAT) Research Fellow of the Department of Slavic Studies at the Université Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La-Défense and Coordinator of the project 'Understanding violence in Russia'.
Natalya Taubina, Director of the Public Verdict Foundation (Moscow, Russia).
Igor Kalyapin, Chair of the Inter-regional Public Organisation Committee Against Torture (Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia).

The presentation will take place from 17:00 to 19:00 on 29 November in the press room of the Central House of Artists (located at 10 Krymskiy Val, Moscow). Please note that participation in the event is free of charge to visitors of the Non-Fiction book fair (the ticket price is listed on the fair’s website).

Those taking part in the discussion will receive a complimentary Russian-language paper version of the report The Different Faces of Torture.

Translated by Lindsay Munford