Developing a Model for Investigative Interviewing

Friday 9 June 2017 at 9 AM - 1 PM at the Delegation of the European Union.

Roundtable Meeting on Developing a Model for Investigative Interviewing by Law Enforcement Officials and Attendant Procedural Safeguards

When: 9 June 2017, 9 am - 1 pm – Room 3
Where: Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, 666 Third Avenue, 31st floor, New York


9 am - Welcome

  • Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Keynote Speakers
  • H.E. Joanne Adamson, Deputy Head of European Union Delegation to the United Nations
  • H.E. Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations
  • Juan E. Méndez, former UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

9.30 am - Session I: The Need for a Model for Interviews and Investigations: Legal, Moral, and Practical Perspectives

  • Chair: Alice Edwards (Convention against Torture Initiative)


  • Mark Fallon (former NCIS Deputy Assistant Director for Counterterrorism, USA),
  • Professor Cheng Lei (Associate Professor of Criminal Procedural Law, Renmin University, China),
  • Professor Ray Bull (University of Leicester)

Open discussion

10.40 am – Coffee break

10.50 am - Session II: Interviewing of Persons in the Criminal Justice System – Non-Coercive Interrogation Techniques: Effective Practices and Lessons Learned

  • Chair: Stephanie Selg (OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

Delegation of EU