Sen. Leahy at Georgetown Law

June 25, 2013 —


Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), L'64


Symposium - "Torture Is a Weapon Against Democracy: How the United States Is Working to End Torture Globally"


Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.


Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


Leahy will deliver the opening keynote at the symposium, which commemorates International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26. Following his remarks, he will be presented with the Center for Victims of Torture's Eclipse Award "in recognition of his extraordinary leadership in the protection of refugees, promotion of human rights, prevention of torture and efforts to ensure survivors of torture have access to rehabilitative care." 

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute, the Center for Victims of Torture and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. More information about the symposium is available here:

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