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The Treatment of Torture Victims: What are a Government's Obligations?

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Meeting Summary: The Treatment of Torture Victims: What Are a Government's Obligations?
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Felice Gaer, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights; Vice-Chair, UN Committee against Torture 
Chair: Sonya Sceats, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House


The UN Committee against Torture has completed a new General Comment interpreting the Convention's provisions on the rights and treatment of victims. The speaker will discuss the obligations for governments to provide redress to victims.

Please note that Felice Gaer will be speaking in her personal capacity and not on behalf of the Committee.