Moazzam Begg is a British-born spokesperson for the human rights organisation Cage Prisoners, himself a former prisoner of Guantanamo Bay.
“When I was first asked to make a presentation, I thought I’d find myself
out of my depth. But the subject matter seemed to me to be a rather open and shut case: Is Torture Ever Justified? No. End of presentation. So why is it that lawyers are faced with this question today, in the 21st century, here in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Western Europe or the USA? According to the law of this country and international law, torture is not an option – it is unlawful. But the question we face here is not one of legality. It’s about morality – or the lack of it. It’s about a political desire to redefine the use of torture and its application, and to make it acceptable to the masses, because ‘the rules of the game have changed’.”
Date: 1st April 2008
Cost: Admission is free to all events.
Location: Edge Hill University, Ormskirk Campus
5.00pm – welcome drinks
6.00pm – lecture
7:15pm – light refreshments
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