Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice invites you to a seminar with
Senior staff attorney Steven M. Watt
American Civil Liberties Union v CIA Torture Psychologists
After the terrorist attack on September 11 2001, the US administration declared a war against terrorism. Methods of interrogation proscribed by international law was not only used but sanctioned politically. As yet very few torturers have been prosecuted and only foot-soldiers. Those who were tortured have never had a day in court – all attempts to suit have been quashed with reference to national security. In 2015 the first law suit finally managed to find its way into the US court system when ACLU suited two CIA-contracted psychologists who had performed torture-like experiments on inmates. This seminar presents the ACLU´s fight for justice for torture victims.
Steven Watt is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Human Rights Program. Watt specializes in civil and human rights litigation before domestic courts and international tribunals. Watt is counsel in a host of state and federal court cases involving U.S. rendition, detention, and interrogation programs, trafficking and forced labor, juvenile justice, women’s and immigrants’ rights, and prison conditions.
Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably by 7 November 2017