Description: The UN Committee on Torture is grilling the Vatican today and tomorrow in Geneva. The Committee is expected to question the Vatican on abortion, contraception and the sexual abuse of minors, none of which are within the UN Convention Against Torture. You heard that right, the Vatican is having to defend itself in front of the UN Committee on Torture. We talk to Austin Ruse of C-Fam which is a research institute that has worked on UN legal and social policy issues for 16 years.
President of C-Fam, a New York and Washington DC-based research institute that has worked on UN legal and social policy issues in New York for 16 years. C-Fam holds Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council.