Leveraging Visual and Statistical Argument to Combat Torture
Project led by :
World Justice Project
The project aims to end the use of torture as an investigative tool and to motivate new eﬀective torture prevention measures.
The World Justice Project, through its Mexico branch, proposes a three-year project to end the use of torture as an investigative tool, by using a novel approach that relies on statistical and visual arguments to motivate new effective torture prevention measures.
In the coming year, project leaders plan to continue data collection and analysis in Mexico to identify anti-torture measures that can inform reform and prevention efforts. They would also like to develop visual, experiential learning, and empathy-building tools that incite changes in the prevailing policy narratives. The Scale-up Committee of the Paris Peace Forum supports the project through the facilitation of connections with relevant stakeholders in Europe and South America, as well as the provision of strategic and tailored advice to improve the project’s visibility and communication.
• February 2019: Presentation in front of the European Parliamentary delegation during its visit in Mexico.
• 29 April - 2 May 2019: Participation in the World Justice Forum, organized in The Hague (Netherlands).
• May 2019: UN Antitorture Committee (CAT) recommended, in its concluding observations following Mexico's review, to replicate the national inmates survey implemented by the project.
• Currently working on a proposal of legal reform to end the use of torture in criminal proceedings and on a documentary film contrasting criminal investigation protocols in Mexico and Europe.