|Event details||Torture, inhuman and degrading treatment: in no circumstances?|
Professor Steven Greer, Law School
Dr Yuval Ginbar, AMNESTY International
|Title||Torture, inhuman and degrading treatment: in no circumstances?|
|Type of event||Panel Discussion|
|Venue||The Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ|
|Chair||Mr Andrew Kelly, Director of Bristol Festival of Ideas|
This panel discussion will provide an insight into the character of, and background to, the prohibition against torture etc in international human rights law as well as the moral complexity of what, at first, appear to be clear and categorical legal imperatives. Some of the world’s leading experts, including the Chair of the UN Sub Committee for the Prevention of Torture, will be platform speakers.
This event will be followed by a wine reception.
|Biography||Steven Greer studied Law at the University of Oxford, and Sociology at the London School of Economics, and has a PhD in Law from the Queen's University of Belfast. In 2011 he was appointed Academician at the UK's Academy of Social Sciences. He has taught at several universities in the UK - and also in Germany, France and Australia - and acted as consultant/advisor to various organisations, including the Council of Europe and others in Northern Ireland, Palestine, and Nepal. He has been a Nuffield Foundation Visiting Research Fellow at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Spain) and a British Academy Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. He has published widely, particularly in the fields of criminal justice, human rights, and law and terrorism, and lectured and presented conference papers throughout the world. Two of his books have been short-listed for book prizes and some of his published and other work has been translated into half a dozen languages. Current research projects include a co-authored book about human rights in the Council of Europe and the European Union, and a study of the European Court of Human Rights with one of the Court's former Presidents, Professor Luzius Wildhaber.|