This episode is the third in our series on the Méndez Principles on Effective Interviewing: a new approach to prevent torture. The Principles aim to end accusatory, coercive and confession-driven practises during investigations; practises we know can lead to torture and ill-treatment.
In this podcast, we are delighted to share with you highlights from a special side event on the Méndez Principles, held in March 2022 as part of the 49th session of the Human Rights. The online event – which was co-sponsored by 15 States here in Geneva and attended by 100 people – discussed the added value of the Méndez Principles at different stages of the criminal justice system
The side event was also an opportunity to hear directly from experts and practitioners, including Juan Méndez, former UN Special Rapporteur on torture; Solomon Arase, former Inspector General, Nigeria Police Forces; and Luciano Mariz Maia, Associate Prosecutor General, Office of the Prosecutor General of Brazil.
Find out more about the Méndez Principles: https://www.apt.ch/en/mendez-principles-effective-interviewing