UNGA side-event on Torture during Interrogations
Watch the high-level panel discussion at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Torture during Interrogations - Illegal, Immoral, and Ineffective
This event featured a discussion around the imperative of preventing torture and other ill-treatment during interrogations from legal, moral, and practical perspectives. Participants discussed best practices in the implementation of non-coercive investigative interviewing techniques, and of procedural detention safeguards.
First panelist was Ms. Nina Holm Andersen from the Norwegian Police. She was the lead investigative interviewer in the Anders Behring Breivik case. In August 2012 Breivik was convicted of mass murder, causing a fatal explosion, and terrorism.
We managed to conduct an ordinary interview in an extraordinary situation, Holm Andersen told the participants.
Gisle Kvanvig, Director for ASEAN/Vietnam, and researcher/superintendent Asbjørn Rachlew represent the NCHR at the event.
Download Concept Note (pdf)