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RSA Thursday: Torture and Democracy

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear from Darius Rejali and Philippe Sands QC

Join us at the RSA for a rare opportunity to hear from two internationally distinguished experts in human rights, torture and democracy - a crucial and timely issue for our current political discourse.

Philippe Sands, QC, has been Professor of Law at UCL since 2002. He is also a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers and has been involved in leading cases before English and international courts, including those concerning Senator Augusto Pinochet and the Guantanamo and Belmarsh detainees. His books include the internationally acclaimed Lawless World (Allen Lane, 2005) and Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty and the Compromise of Law (Allen Lane, 2008)

Darius Rejali, professor of political science at Reed College, is an internationally recognised expert on government torture and interrogation. Iranian-born, Rejali has spent his scholarly career reflecting on violence, and, specifically, reflecting on the causes, consequences, and meaning of modern torture in our world. He is the author of Torture and Democracy (Princeton, 2007) and Approaches to Violence (Princeton, forthcoming 2008).

Chaired by Tom Porteous, London Director, Human Rights Watch

Book your free place by emailing lectures@rsa.org.uk or by phoning 020 7451 6868.


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Date and Time:

22 May 2008 at 1:00 pm


1 hour



8 John Adam Street
+44 20 7451 6868

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