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Torture is widely used by police as a routine method of criminal investigation in many developing countries. Often, these investigations are carried out without the presence of a lawyer. Why? What role do lawyers play to implement principles of human rights within the criminal justice system? And do these lawyers have the capacity to prevent investigative torture? This seminar will draw on experiences from Asia and Africa on the role played by defence lawyers in preventing investigative torture before it happens. FULL DETAILS