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

January 5, 2018Duke Law News

Tuesday, January 23
12:30 pm | Room 4045
Duke Law School

Please click here for the event webcast.

Professor Jim Coleman, a North Carolina Commission on the Inquiry of Torture (NCCIT) Commissioner, Dr. Christina Cowger, coordinator of North Carolina Stop Torture Now, Professor Jayne Huckerby, an expert witness and advisor to the NCCIT, Robin Kirk, a NCCIT Commissioner, and Catherine Read, Executive Director of 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, the nature of North Carolina's involvement, the ways in which 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, which is 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.

Read the Associated Press and Guardian coverage of the NCCIT hearings, Prof. Kirk in Newsweek and Profs. Huckerby & Fujimura-Fanselow in Just Security/Newsweek on the human rights and legal framework for accountability, and Duke Chronicle on the role of Duke professors in the NCCIT.

For more information, please contact Ali Prince.