Captive – hostage taking as state policy

1 Jun 2022 1700 - 1800 BST

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A webinar presented by the IBA's Human Rights Institute

There is an increasing trend of States taking hostages as a bargaining tool for international diplomacy. Home governments have not caught up to this practice, and their response is often inadequate. What are the available legal tools for families of victims? What should states be doing to combat this growing issue and what can we learn from recent cases?

This webinar will be moderated by IBAHRI Director Baroness Kennedy and will bring together the families of victims and representatives from the United Kingdom, United States and Canada to discuss best practices in this increasingly dark side of diplomacy.


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Helena Kennedy

International Bar Association, London, England

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Roger D Carstens

US Department of State, DC, Washington, USA

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Irwin Cotler

Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Richard Ratcliffe

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, London, England

Carine Kanimba

Daughter of Paul Rusesabagina, New York, New York, USA

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