Implementing the Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering: the role of the legal profession

26 Apr 2022 1300 - 1415 BST

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A webinar presented by the IBA's Human Rights Institute and IBA Human Rights Law Committee

The risk of mistreatment and coercion during the first hours of police custody and pre-trial detention is well known. The Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering provide a solution-oriented approach to moving away from confession-based interrogations towards rapport-based interviewing associated with legal and procedural safeguards.

This webinar will present the objectives and foundations of the Principles and explore the role of the legal profession in their implementation with a view to preventing torture and ill-treatment and resulting miscarriages of justice caused by coercive interrogation techniques and forced confessions.


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Helena Kennedy

IBA Human Rights Institute, London, England

Confirmed speakers
Luciano Mariz Maia

Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Barbara Bernath

Association for the Prevention of Torture, Geneva, Switzerland

Juan Mendez

Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Neri Colmenares

Colmenares and Associates, Quezon City, Philippines

Alka Pradhan

Military Commissions Defense Organization, Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Co-Vice Chair , Human Rights Law Committee

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