Torture survivors have the rights to redress and rehabilitation

2016 Commissioner for Human Rights – Muižnieks

The thousands of human beings who have already been through the severe pain of torture also face a range of devastating long-term consequences. In particular, survivors of torture frequently experience chronic pain, headaches, insomnia, nightmares, depression, flashbacks, anxiety, and panic attacks, and can become overwhelmed by feelings of fear, helplessness and even guilt because of what happened to them.

Key wordsConvention against Torture / torture / torture prevention