The ESIL Interest Group on International Criminal Justice is organising a conference on ‘Torture by Non-State Actors: Rationale(s), Legal Frameworks and Implications’, co-sponsored by the Journal of International Criminal Justice (OUP). The event will be held online on 30 March 2021 at 12h00-13h45 (Geneva Time)

This conference revives the question of ‘whose’ acts may amount to acts of torture under the CAT and, more broadly, under international and transnational law relating to the prohibition, prevention and repression of this crime, on the basis of ‘which rationales’ and with ‘what wider implications’.


Those interested in attending the online event should register sending an email to providing name, last name and institution, by 29 March 2021 (noon). A Zoom link will be circulated to those registered shortly before the event.