Side event on Investigative Interviewing during the 73rd UN General Assembly

Monday 15 October NCHR is co-sponsoring a side event to the 73rd General Assembly titled "Progress on the Development of the Universal Protocol on Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards".

Gisle Kvanvig is representing the NCHR at the side event, and will present key lessons from NCHR's collaboration with Norwegian police on implementing investigative interviewing internationally.

His talk will focus on how experience from diverse countries and contexts such as Vietnam, Brazil and Indonesia show that investigative interviewing is inexpensive and uncontroversial. 

Motivations and justifications differ depending on the political and criminal context, but officers, public defenders, prosecutors and judges find the method understandable and applicable. Whether they work with intelligence gathering or criminal investigations they appreciate the value of accurate, reliable and actionable evidence and information that will stand the test of trial. Accordingly, the potential investigative interviewing has for decreasing the use of coercion and torture, while enhancing fair trial is unquestionable, says Kvanvig. 

The event will be broadcast via “Facebook Live” at Monday 15 October 2018, 13:15-14:30 (local time in New York) equivalent to 19:15-20:30 local time in Norway. Download full programme

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Read more about our efforts to achieve universal standards for the questioning of witnesses and subjects of crime. 


Tags: Investigative interviewing, Rule of Law, KREATIV
Published Oct. 12, 2018 3:04 PM - Last modified Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM