Lecture: "The Rule Against Torture as a Legal Archetype"

The erosion of the legal recognition of torture as something that is forbidden in the United States, and the implications for our broader legal system and society of that erosion, were the subject of a lecture by Jeremy J. Waldron, University Professor of Law and director of the Center for Law and Philosophy at Columbia University, at Vanderbilt University Law School Feb. 3. Read more.

Waldron’s lecture was the third Jonathan I. Charney Distinguished Lecture in International Law. This lecture series honors Charney, one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on international law, who held the Lee S. & Charles A. Speir Chair at Vanderbilt University Law School until his death in 2002.

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