News 26 Jan 2017
IRCT saddened by death of Sir Nigel Rodley

The IRCT is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sir Nigel Rodley KBE yesterday. Sir Nigel was a leading figure in the anti-torture movement for decades, a leader in the defense of torture victims everywhere. Countless women and men, and a multitude of organizations spanning UN treaty bodies to academic institutions benefited from his keen intellectual abilities, untiring support and professional commitment to our work. 

IRCT saddened by death of Sir Nigel Rodley

Sir Nigel Rodley at Glion Human Rights Dialogue 2015. Photo Credit: Universal Rights Group

The IRCT enjoyed the support of Sir Nigel Rodley during his tenure as UN Special Rapporteur for Torture from 1993 to 2001 and in his invaluable contribution to the drafting and implementation of the Istanbul Protocol. 

Sir Nigel made a lasting contribution to the anti-torture movement. The IRCT hopes sincerely that his legacy will be valued, preserved and furthered by all persons and institutions committed to working for a world without torture. 

The IRCT extends its condolences to Sir Nigel's family at this difficult time.

Sir Nigel made a lasting contribution to the anti-torture movement. The IRCT hopes sincerely that his legacy will be valued, preserved and furthered by all persons and institutions committed to working for a world without torture. 

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