Briefing UN Torture Committees on Investigative Interviewing
NCHR held briefings on investigative interviewing for the committee on torture and the sub-committee on torture in Geneva. The committees offered valuable input on the development of a Universal Protocol.
NCHR guest researcher Dr. Asbjørn Rachlew in front of UNCAT committee members. (Photo: UiO)
November 22nd NCHR’s Asbjørn Rachlew and Gisle Kvanvig participated in a briefing on the substance and status of the initiative for a universal protocol for investigative interviewing and associated safeguards.
Mark Thompson and Anne Lardy from NCHR’s partner APT briefed the committees on the status of the process and the associated safeguards chapter of the protocol. Asbjørn Rachlew gave a presentation on the concept of investigative interviewing and an outline of the part of the protocol addressing interviewing.
The committee’s members provided valuable feedback and inputs that will inform the upcoming Steering committee meeting in Tunisia from December 10-11 2018. Participants commented that such a protocol “had been a long time coming”, but also advised the process to consider issues of governance, corruption, and domestic specificities.