Lecture: Torture – An Expert’s Confrontation with an Everyday Evil”

“Whatever [the detainees] might have done, they truly deserve a world without torture and with humane conditions of detention”. Manfred Nowak After six years as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak decided to summarize his impressions into a book: “Torture: An Expert’s Confrontation with an Everyday Evil“. Recently published, Nowak will now hold a…

Book Launch: Human Rights or Global Capitalism – The Limits of Privatization

The Book “Human Rights or Global Capitalism” is not simply concerned with the success or failure of neoliberal policies, or judging whether they are good or bad. Rather, it examines the application of those policies from a human rights perspective and asks whether states resign their responsibility to uphold human rights when outsourcing services to…