Federal Bar Association - When Asylum is not an Option: The Convention Against Torture

a. General Definition of Torture b. Under international law does non - refoulement provision include protection from inhuman and degrading treatment? c. What constitutes severe mental pain? d. When do prison conditions constitute torture? e. Factors that should be considered in determining whether an applicant has met his or her burden f. When is torture more likely than not? g. Non - state actors and protection under CAT Alan Parra (moderator), Law Offices of Alan Parra Silver Spring, MD Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Judge Lawrence Burman, Arlington Immigration Court* Dean Claudio Grossman, American University Washington College of Law