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Guest Lecture by Joao Nataf

On Monday 15 May, 14.15-16:00, Joao Nataf gave a guest lecture to third year bachelor students in the honours course “The Impact of Global Transformations on Violence”, coordinated by GTGC’s Deputy Coordinator Valentina Carraro. Mr. Nataf is the Secretary of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) at the Human Rights Treaties Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

SPT is an innovative human rights treaty body that conducts direct visits to places of deprivation of liberty to prevent torture and ill-treatment and enforce detained persons’ rights. In the Guest Lecture, Mr. Nataf offered his unique insights on the functioning of SPT and on what sets it apart from other human rights bodies. He will also highlight some of the challenges that the system is tackling.

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