- Juan E. Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture; Source: United Nations - Geneva
Méndez emphasises that in many countries a general feeling of inevitability of torture has appeared during the last ten years. He believes that a main part of his work as UNSRT will be to try to change this certain feeling of acceptance.
Underlined by examples (u.a. the United States, Brazil and the UK), Méndez talks about the key provisions on torture enshrined in the Convention against Torture and the major principles of international law.
Mendez Speech on Absolute Prohibition of Torture at Chatham House by Atlas of Torture