Thursday, 1 December
PI 0038 Andreas Vesaliusstraat 2
This summer 30 professors from the University of Leuven issued an open letter in which they ask to stop the LAW-TRAIN project. LAW-TRAIN is a research project on interrogation techniques in which KU Leuven, Bar Ilan University, and Israel’s Ministry of Public Security are participating. According to the professors, LAW-TRAIN helps legitimize the oppression of the Palestinians and facilitates torture and abuse.
Lieven De Cauter and Jan Engelen, initiators of the open letter will explain this position and discuss the prospects for challenging the program.