What is Torture and How Did We Get Here?

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Committee Against Torture, Human Rights Center

What is torture and how did we get here? Torture has been prevalent both domestically, within the prison industrial complex, and as a part of the “war on terror.” This discussion will focus on the origins of modern forms of torture and they ways in which torture has been employed by U.S. officials both within and outside of the U.S.

Joined by Prof. Laurel Fletcher, Prof. Jonathan Simon & Brad Adams of Human Rights Watch.

Part of Torture and Accountability Week at Berkeley Law.

 boaltcommitteeagainsttorture@gmail.com