Progress on the Development of the Universal Protocol
on Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards

73rd Session of the UN General Assembly

Side-Event on Universal Protocol for Non-Coercive
Interviewing and Attendant Legal Safeguards
October 15, 2018
United Nations Headquarters, New York

MODERATED BY: Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights


  • Mr. Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Mr. Jens Modvig, Chairperson, Committee against Torture
  • Sir Malcolm Evans, Chairperson, Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture
  • Ms. Rebecca Shaeffer, Senior Legal and Policy Officer, Fair Trials Americas
  • Mr. Gisle Kvanvig, Director ASEAN/Vietnam, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

The side-event is organized by the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law’s Anti-Torture Initiative, in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, the Association for the Prevention of Torture, and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations.