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Book discussion: “Interviewing and Interrogation: A Review of Research and Practice Since World War II,” United Nations Headquarters, New York, December 5, 2023
December 5, 2023
From the organizers:
We are very pleased to announce the publication today of ‘Interviewing and Interrogation: A Review of Research and Practice Since World War II‘ (585 pp., co-edited by Drs. Gavin E. Oxburgh, Trond Myklebust, Mark Fallon and Maria Hartwig; more here). We know that torture regrettably occurs during interrogations around the world. This book explains how non-coercive techniques yield qualitatively better information elicitation. With 24 chapters by 52 world-leading experts, every criminal justice or intelligence agency should have a copy. As the intoxication with AI and mobile-phone generated or open-source information grows, let us not lose sight of the enduring, practical importance of witness evidence, especially in international criminal justice.
On United Nations Day last week, TOAEP published a Chinese edition and a third English edition of ‘National Military Manuals on the Law of Armed Conflict’ (234 pp., edited by Dr. Nobuo Hayashi, translated by Dr. Xue Ru and Yang Ken). Beyond dissemination of law of war treaty obligations, such manuals can also be seen through the lens of military self-regulation, related to the military self-interest in accountability and compliance approach developed by CILRAP and partners.
The Gaza war reminds us of the importance of our recent book ‘Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence‘ (1,146 pp.) which has been well-received (see my interview in yesterday’s Al-Ahram as well as its earlier article on Justice Maged’s contributions, an article in The Wire, a note in the Journal of Peace Research, and a policy brief by Ariana Razavi). This live-streamed, special event at UNHQ in New York on 5 December 2023 will discuss the book, with Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan KC, UN Special Rapporteur Nazila Ghanea and UN Special Adviser Alice Wairimu Nderitu among the speakers (a second segment of the event discusses new English, Arabic and French editions of the commentary on Lexsitus and the dawn of the era of digital public goods in international criminal law).
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