The Truth About Rendition and Torture: An Inquiry in North Carolina

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • 12:30 PM • Law School 4045Duke Law Events

Dr. Christina Cowger, coordinator of North Carolina Stop Torture Now , Catherine Read, Executive Director of the North Carolina Commission on the Inquiry of Torture (NCCIT), Professors Jim Coleman and Robin Kirk (both NCCIT Commissioners), and Professor Jayne Huckerby (an expert witness for, and advisor to, the NCCIT) will discuss the work of the NCCIT, a non-governmental and state-level inquiry which recently held public hearings on North Carolina's role in the CIA's post-9/11 rendition, detention, and interrogation program. The speakers will discuss the citizen-led efforts that led to the creation of the Commission, North Carolina's involvement, how the NCCIT aims to seek accountability, and next steps as Commissioners work towards issuing findings and recommendations. The talk will be moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic. This is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic and Center for International and Comparative Law. This is also presented in collaboration with RightsWatch, a Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute & Forum for Scholars & Publics series. Additional co-sponsors include the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Ali Prince at

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