This book is primarily intended for health and legal professionals who work with or are likely to come into contact with torture survivors, but anyone with an interest in the question of torture will find useful insights. These short articles provide an array of illuminating and readable perspectives on different aspects of a complicated subject. Together they comprise an excellent introduction to the many challenges and opportunities associated with the task of establishing medical evidence in cases of alleged torture.
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Article 14)
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Each State party shall ensure to victims of torture an enforceable right to fair and adequate compensation (article 14).
As the civil war in Syria further deteriorates, accounts of systematic human rights abuses continue to emerge, including torture, starvation, and widespread sexual violence against civilians and combatants. More than five million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries in search of safety, yet they continue to face challenges of poverty, discrimination, as well as sexual violence and exploitation. Some attention has been given to women and girls who have suffered sexual violence in Syria and in displacement; however, less is known about male survivors, including ways to meet their needs.
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Sexual violence is committed against men more frequently than is often thought. It is perpetrated at home, in the community and in prison; by men and by women; during conflict and in time of peace. It has been written that, [i]n some respects, the situation facing male rape victims today is not so different from that which faced female victims, say, two centuries ago.
A disappearance has a doubly paralysing impact: on the victims, frequentlytortured and in constant fear for their lives, and on their families, ignorantof the fate of their loved ones, their emotions alternating between hopeand despair, wondering and waiting, sometimes for years, for news thatmay never come.
Among the evidence-based treatment methods that GCRT uses are trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, prolonged expositional therapy, brief eclectic psychotherapy and somatic experience therapy. Additionally, cognitive, cognitive-emotional and body-focused psychotherapy methods are used in order to achieve stabilization in cases of complex trauma or trauma-related disorders.
This report analyzes States obligations under international law to ensureacts of enforced disappearance constitute a distinct, autonomous offenceunder national law. It also provides an overview of the practice ofenforced disappearance, focusing specifically on the status of thecriminalization of the practice, in five South Asian countries: India,Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
We are a human-rights-based development organization that strives to mitigate the consequences of severe human rights violations, such as collective violence. We support and empower victims/survivors of human rights violations and seek to change the conditions that perpetuate collective violence through preventative strategies.
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CRAT Cameroon is a non-profit, apolitical and non-governmental organization, conscious that violence (war, inter-tribal conflict, sexual abuse, domestic violence, torture, uprooting, child abuse and other social ills) constitute very important issues in Cameroon. We feel very strongly that society must be compelled to look for permanent solutions not only to prevent, but to provide rehabilitation and restitution to the millions who have been and are still victims of violence and torture.