[Announcement] ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference – the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia -ALRC

An Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre & the Danish Institute Against Torture

ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference – the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia

Photo by ALRC

Photo by ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and the Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY) wishes to inform you that the 3rd Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Asian Alliance Against Torture & Ill-treatment (AAATI) has started on 10 October 2014. The conference, jointly organised by the ALRC and DIGNITY, is held in Hong Kong and will go on till 13 October.

Parliamentarians and civil society leaders from Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, Pakistan, and the Philippines are participating in the conference.

The conference, while deliberating on the endemic practice of torture in Asia will specifically speak to the responsibilities of Asian parliamentarians and their role in facilitating public justice institution reforms. The conference will work towards constituting an Asian Parliamentary lobby group that will engage nationally and regionally to work for public justice institution reforms.

The first AAATI conference was organised in July 2012 that constituted the parliamentary alliance. The second conference was organised in November 2013 in which the participants agreed that public justice institution reforms is a prerequisite to deal with torture in the region. The conferences are held in Hong Kong.

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