ImpleMéndez Management Committee Meeting in Coimbra, Portugal

Between May 14 th and 16 th 2024 40 members of the ImpleMéndez project (COST Action 22128) met in the beautiful, historic University of Coimbra, Portugal, to work on our ongoing mission to support the...

Virtual Opening

We were delighted to officially launch our ImpleMendez project online on February 13th 2024 with a two-hour webinar attended by 90 members. We were particularly thrilled to be joined at our virtual...


Read ImpleMéndez Management Committee & Working Group Meeting (May 15-16, University of Coimbra, Portugal) minutes from here. Information about establishing Méndez Centres for Investigative Interviewing can be read from here

Read and download Mendez Principles in different languages from here
Read also Association for the Prevention of Torture website on the Mendez Principles.

Read about a non-coercive interrogation UN manual in here.


We are inviting ImpleMendez members to express interest in Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) that can be funded in Year 2 of our project. The aim of the STSM is to support individual mobility and strengthen the existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution in another participating COST country or an approved Nearby Neighbor Country (NNC) or International Partner Country institution (IPC). If you are interested then please fill in the forms and send your expression of interest by Friday August 30th 2024 5PM UTC time to our Grant Holder Manager Fiona Walsh ( Read the instructions from here. Download the expression of interest form from here and the preliminary funding breakdown form from here

We are inviting teams of ImpleMendez members to submit proposals for projects which will support the overall objective of this COST Action, as well as its secondary objectives, and work towards the production of the Action deliverables. Project proposal application form can be found here and details of our Action goals and objectives can be found here. The deadline for project proposal applications is Friday June 28th at 5pm UTC.

PhD opportunity in the topic of applying Mendez Principles! Dr Rashid Minhas from University of West London, UK, is looking for a PhD student (3 years full-time or 5 years part-time) for the topic ‘Examining the impact of negative stereotypes on the application of Mendez principles in criminal investigations’. The deadline to apply is June 30th; if interested read more from here.

Apply for EC Horizon Europe MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024, deadline 11th September 2024. Read more from here.